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OOMPH Library Resources: PHW 257/258 Emergency Response and Preparedness: Certification / Continuing Education / Internships


Certified Emergency Manager and Associate Emergency Manager (International Association of Emergency Managers)
The Certified Emergency Manager designation is a nationally and internationally recognized professional certification for emergency managers.
» CEM/AEM Examination Study Guide (PDF)

Continuing Education

TRAIN (TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network) is the nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public's health. Many trainings on emergency preparedness and related topics are available. Learners can use TRAIN to:

  • Search or browse the nationwide database for on-site or distance learning courses
  • Sign up for e-mails about new courses
  • Create a personal learning record of competency-based training
  • Provide and view feedback about courses listed on the site
  • Register online for many courses
  • Earn CEUs (often at no cost)

OpenWHO: WHO’s new, interactive, web-based platform that offers online courses to people preparing to work in epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies or already doing so. The OpenWHO platform delivers WHO’s and partners’ expertise closer to where it is needed and provides information in user-friendly formats for frontline responders and decision-makers.

The Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center: Over 50 free online, just-in-time training modules, as well as Psychological First Aid Workshop and more.

Training and Education, CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Links to numerous trainings on various public health preparedness topics.

Training Courses & Resources Related to Disaster Health Information (US National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services): A collection of resources on free training and education - basic to advanced - for professionals interested in disaster information.

Training (FEMA): Training for first responders, homeland security officials, emergency management officials, private and non-governmental partners, and other personnel.

National Preparedness Directorate National Training and Education (FEMA): Numerous sources of courses, trainings, continuing education.
» Includes the FEMA Emergency Management Institute

Environmental Health in Disasters This course bundle includes courses that provide an introduction and the fundamentals to risk assessment and environmental health in disasters. In addition, special topics such environmental health in emergency shelters, environmental sampling and environmental monitoring are also the focus of this program.

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