PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES
– PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES CERTIFICATE
who complete all Professional Development Series (PDS) courses
are eligible to receive a FEMA PDS Certificate of Completion.
For more information visit http://training.fema.gov/emiweb.
may be completed through Independent Study, or in the classroom.
Professional Development Series Courses:
of Emergency Management
making and Problem-Solving
and Managing Volunteers
APS - ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL SERIES (APS) CERTIFICATE
The ability to perform essential work in a disaster requires
skills in emergency operation and management. These skills
may be developed through this series of courses that offers
“how to” training focused on practical information.
This new series emphasizes applied skills in disaster operations,
alongside of and building of Professional Development Series
management and coordination skills.
Requests for the FEMA APS Certificate must be sent first to
the NJ Deputy State Director of Emergency Management for verification.
The requests will then be forwarded through the FEMA regional
offices to the Superintendent of EMI for consideration. Requests
should include the date and place of each PDS course attended,
together with the name of the course manager. Copies of course
certificates should be attached to the request.
Those who complete the five APS required courses plus any
five of the16 elective courses are eligible to receive a FEMA
APS Certificate of Completion. Courses are conducted through
the NJ Office of Emergency Management at various locations.
Required APS courses:
Management and Operations, G275
Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface, G191
Assessment Workshop, G250.7
from Disaster, the Local Government Role, G270.4
Planning Workshop for Local Governments, G318
Elective Courses (choose 5)
Management Workshop G288
Emergency Planning for Schools G362
Planning and Special Needs Populations G197
Program Manager G137
Fight Operations G361
Management Operations Course for Local Governments G110
Security Planning for Local Governments 408
Mass Care Management G108
and Re-Entry Planning G358
Public Information Officer G290
Weather and Flood Preparedness G271
Incident Command System G196