Due to the demands of COVID-19, certification candidates concerned about meeting a deadline in the AEM/CEM application/exam process should contact IAEM HQ at email@example.com We recognize that your priority and focus is responding to the pandemic at this time, and IAEM Staff will provide a response and further details to each request received.
Certification is effective for a period of 5 years based on your initial certification or recertification date. If you are not sure of your recertification year, please refer to your original notification letter, last recertification letter, email reminder notices sent from IAEM headquarters beginning 18 months prior to deadline, or call IAEM Headquarters.
All contributions and training for recertification must occur within the recertification window. For example, if you were certified/last re-certified on 02/20/2020 then all recertification documents must be obtained between 02/20/2020 to 12/31/2025.
Pay Recertification Fee: $260 for IAEM members and $340 for non-members. (Certification fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.)
Note: Increase in Re-certification Fee Effective June 1, 2021 - the new rates will be $265 (USD) for IAEM members and $345 (USD) for Non-IAEM members.
Submit Recertification Application:
It is the candidate's responsibility to inform IAEM of their current contact information (including email address) to ensure that you continue to receive information related to your certification designation and/or any changes to the certification requirements. Certification expires for those who fail to recertify every five years as required.
All current holders of the AEM or CEM who wish to maintain their designation must recertify at five-year intervals by submitting documentation that demonstrates continuing education in Emergency Management and General Management topics as well as professional contributions.
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