Fill in the appropriate form, save it to your computer. Send completed NEW/INITIAL KCEM applications by mail to email to:
Gary Middleton, KCEM
Contact Gary with questions about initial certification.
For information about re-certification,
1. Formal Education: At least a High School Diploma or equivalent.
2. Employment Requirement: Applicant must currently be performing the functions of an emergency management professional staff position within the state of Kansas. This position may be with a public, private or non-profit organization or business – as a full or part-time employee or as an unpaid volunteer. A copy of the applicant’s current job description or a letter from the applicant’s employer describing the emergency management related functions the applicant is currently performing must accompany the application.
a. General: At least two (2) years of emergency management experience.
b. Specific: Within the experience outlined above, the following specific experience is required:
i) At least forty (40) hours must be from the EMI/FEMA/DHS curriculum that is emergency management related, but not from the EMI radiological curriculum. Of those forty hours, the following required emergency management courses must be included: IS-230.b Principles of Emergency Management; IS-240.a Leadership and Influence; IS-241.b Decision Making and Problem Solving; IS-242.b Effective Communication; IS-244.a Developing and Managing Volunteers; IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions.
ii) The remaining forty (40) hours may include other EMI/FEMA/DHS curriculum hours and/or up-to forty (40) hours non-EMI/FEMA/DHS emergency training (e.g., SARA Title III, fire service, law enforcement, weather service, etc.) and not more than twenty (20) hours from the EMI radiological curriculum.
Duplicate classes that contained updated/revised/modified information may be accepted at the discretion of the committee.
4. Sponsorship: All applicants seeking initial certification must obtain and include with their application a letter of sponsorship from a current KEMA Board Member.
5. The applicant will submit a short (paragraph) biographical description of career, training, and/or personal achievements, and may also include brief descriptions of hobbies and immediate family information. The bio must also include a head and shoulders photograph of the applicant.