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BCP, Emergency Management Education

Written by  Dr. Thomas D. Phelan Monday, 03 March 2014 19:31

There are many experienced professionals who have no degrees at all, but provide highly qualified service to their organizations. What are the opportunities available through advanced study leading to a college certificate or degree? Many BCP practitioners have validated their skills through the certification program at DRI International. The certificates offered by DRII are recognized around the world as evidence of demonstrated competency. In addition, emergency managers have access to the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation available through an application and exam offered by IAEM. What might be the difference between these programs and college-based, educational programs of study? Throughout the nation, there is concern about adequate preparation for