By Daryl Lee Spiewak, CEM, TEM, Lead Trainer for the CEM Commission
During the January 2012 USA CEM Commission meeting, the Commissioners reviewed more than 170 applications. As part of the review process, we take note of problem areas candidates experienced when preparing their packets and consider improvements to the packet instructions, as well as changes to our supporting documents and training materials. A few of the common problem areas we noted during this last review included failure to follow instructions, documentation deficiencies, and sloppy application packets.
This was the most common reason for incomplete application packets. Each area has specific requirements, and the Commissioners follow those requirements when reviewing the packets.
The application packet is a professional document. It should be prepared as such. IAEM provides a wealth of information and forms to assist candidates to prepare a professional packet. The Commissioners noted that many of the incomplete packets were disorganized and/or incomplete.
IAEM Bulletin, May 2012
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