By Daryl Lee Spiewak, CEM, TEM, Lead Trainer for the CEM Commission
Last month we discussed the Program Management standard, with a concentration on Records Management. This month we begin our discussion of the Planning Standards, with a concentration on the Planning Design and Process requirements.
To summarize this part of the standard, emergency managers need to:
So don’t let the new terms in the standard scare you or unduly influence your preparation/study for the CEM® Exam. Focus on things emergency managers need to know and do based upon the references specified in the next section.
For information and discussion on Planning Design and Process, refer to these recommended FEMA Independent Study courses and other related references mentioned below. Do not confuse these general planning requirements with the specific procedures found within your organization. While an emergency manager needs to understand and know local procedures to be effective in the position, those procedures could easily differ from the general procedures discussed in the study references and are not found on the certification exam. The applicable FEMA Independent Study (IS) courses candidates should review when studying the Planning Design and Process are:
IAEM-USA candidates should also consult these four additional references:
Next month we will continue our description of the Planning Standards with a concentration on the Risk Assessment requirements. We will also provide a recommended list of FEMA Independent Study courses and/or other references to study.
IAEM Bulletin, February 2014
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