Advanced Level Certification

Overview

The Advanced Level certification is an advanced certification for emergency managers. This level of certification requires a total of 1000 hours of training.

All requirements for Advanced Level certification are in addition to meeting Intermediate Level certification requirements.

Those who have earned Advanced Level certification are entitled to use the ALEM designation.


Required Courses

The following courses are required as part of this level of certification:

  • IS-241 DECISION MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
  • IS-242 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
  • IS-244 DEVELOPING AND MANAGING VOLUNTEERS
  • IS-271 ANTICAPING HAZARDOUS WEATHER & COMMUNITY RISK
  • IS-393 INTRODUCTION TO MITIGATION
  • IS-634 INTRODUCTION TO FEMA’S PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
  • IS-775 EOC MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS
  • ICS-300 INTERMEDIATE ICS FOR EXPANDING INCIDENTS – (G300)
  • ICS-400 ADVANCED ICS COMMAND & GENERAL STAFF – (G400)

Additional Requirements

In addition to the required courses, this level of certification requires:

  • A total of 250 hours of 'core' curriculum (FEMA and other emergency management training). The required training courses count toward the 250 hour total.
  • A total of 100 hours of 'optional' training. Optional training includes other public safety and general management training and education.