By Daryl Lee Spiewak, CEM, TEM, Lead Trainer for the CEM Commission
Last month we began our description of the Program Management standard, covering the duties and responsibilities of the Program Manager regardless of the position’s actual title. This month we continue our discussion of the Program Management standard with a concentration on Laws and Authorities.
The NFPA® 1600 version 2013 Program Management: Laws & Authorities standard states, the emergency management “program shall comply with applicable legislation, policies, regulatory requirements, and directives.” It goes on to require the establishment of and maintenance procedures for that compliance. Finally, the standard requires a revision strategy.
In the United States, we have a number of applicable laws and authorities that emergency program managers need to know.
The various Presidential and Homeland Security Directives specifically are not made a part of the certification exam. Their provisions and directives are covered in various other laws and authorities, so candidates do not need to study them. Specifics on the Incident Command System (ICS) are not made a part of the certification exam either. However, the general concepts of ICS are covered on the exam.
For information and discussion on the U.S. Laws and Authorities, refer to these recommended FEMA Independent Study courses and other references. Those countries/ regions with country-specific certification exams have a list of applicable references provided on the website at www.iaem.com/page.cfm?p=trainingallocationtables. International exams do not include questions referring to particular country-specific standards. The applicable FEMA Independent Study (IS) courses candidates should review are:
Additional references candidates should consult include:
Next month we will continue our description of the Program Management standard on Records Management. We will also provide a recommended list of FEMA Independent Study courses and/or other references to study.
IAEM Bulletin, December 2013
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