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Advanced Certificate in Emergency Preparedness (15 Credits)

Learning to Keep Us All Safe

Large-scale emergencies can create a variety of hazards for workers and inhabitants in the impacted area. Advance preparation before an emergency incident is critical to individuals, organizations and communities. The Advanced Certificate in Emergency Preparedness program will teach you best practices for ensuring that, in your organization and community, everyone knows how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs.

  • This 15-credit certificate provides an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to comprehensive emergency management and public health emergency preparedness for community-wide disasters, acts of terrorism, and public health emergencies.
  • You will be equipped to either enter or advance in the field of emergency preparedness, with a strong background in comprehensive emergency planning and mitigation, hazard and vulnerability analysis, and the conduct of integrated emergency management planning, drills and exercises.
  • Your classmates will come from varied fields including public health, hospitals, emergency management, emergency medical services, fire service, or law enforcement.
  • This certificate is preparation for the Certified Emergency Manager® examination offered by the International Association of Emergency Managers.
  • This certificate may be taken independently or as part of an M.P.H. degree.

Application Requirements
In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree, applicants must have relevant initial experience in the field of emergency preparedness.

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Applicants to all of our public health programs must apply through the School of Public Health Application Services, SOPHAS. Get started now.

Curriculum 

Questions? Please contact Pamela Suett in the Admissions Office at (914) 594-4510 or Admissions & Financial Aid.

Department Chair:
Hasanat Alamgir, M.B.A., Ph.D.
(914) 594-4262

Director, Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program:
Michael J. Reilly, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., NREMT-P, CEM
(914) 594-1750