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Certified Success

IAEM is proud to feature Certified Success, a showcase of emergency management leaders among the more than 3,092 who have earned the coveted AEM or CEM credential. This valued recognition of excellence is earned by those who demonstrate a strong understanding of the emergency management field through knowledge, experience, work history, training, education, and contributions to the profession.

Associate Emergency Manager (AEM®) and Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®)

A Critical Competitive Edge

In today’s competitive employment environment, any edge you have over another person seeking the same position can make the difference between success and frustration. For those employed, ensuring that your skills are sharp and your knowledge base is deep is a key to continued success. Whether seeking employment, or currently employed, the Certified Emergency Manager designation is a major career-enhancing credential.

IAEM is the only organization that offers a certification for individual emergency managers. The Certified Emergency Manager designation is a nationally and internationally recognized professional certification for emergency managers.

Visit our website often, so that you can learn everything you’ll need to know about the ultimate credential in emergency management, including details on starting the credentialing process, an outline of the specific requirements, a FAQs page, and additional resources to help you successfully complete your certification.


IAEM’s Associate Emergency Manager (AEM®) and Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) certifications are not in any manner intended to serve as a warranty, representation, guarantee or promise with respect to the quality of performance of or procedures utilized by certified emergency managers in their work. The certification program is intended only to establish education, training and experience criteria relevant to emergency management, and to certify that the IAEM certified individual has met the established criteria. IAEM specifically disclaims any and all liability for any third party claims, actions, causes of action, judgments, liabilities, monetary losses, or injuries or damages to persons or property arising out of or resulting from the services performed by or any errors or omissions on the part of any IAEM Associate Emergency Manager (AEM®) or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®).

© Copyright 2018 International Association of Emergency Managers – United States. All rights reserved. The AEM®/CEM® Certification Program materials are the intellectual property of the International Association of Emergency Managers – United States (IAEM-US). No part of the IAEM-US Certification Program materials, including, but not limited to the AEM®/CEM® Study Guide and preparatory course materials and the AEM®/CEM® examinations/tests may be copied, reproduced, sold, distributed, shared, displayed or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including but not limited to photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior permission in writing from the International Association of Emergency Managers – United States. To request permission contact IAEM HQ.

AEM® and CEM® are registered trademarks of the International Association of Emergency Managers.