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OOMPH Library Resources: PHW 257 Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response: 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.

Public Health Emergency Law Online Training (US CDC): This course prepares state, tribal, local, and territorial practitioners to make informed legal decisions related to emergency preparedness and response activities in their jurisdictions, and consists of three competency-based units and covers legal issues to consider before, during, and after public health emergencies.

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

First Responder Preparedness This course bundle covers subjects in communication, field exercises, handling chemical agents and biological response preparedness. There are five courses required for this course bundle.