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Basic Certification

Updated January 21, 2016

It shall be the policy of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency to teach to the Emergency Management Profession, reinforcing the concept of professionalism and pride, not only for jurisdictional Emergency Managers, but also for those tasked with emergency management activities within a state agency. The focus of the Basic Academy will be to deliver the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful Emergency Management Professional.

The Basic Academy will be delivered in a five day week at least once a year, usually in late spring or early summer.

When completed, this level of certification will meet all conditions for Emergency Management Certification as required under the provisions of the Nebraska Emergency Management Act. It includes independent study and resident instruction. Any training other than that offered by Nebraska Emergency Management Agency will not be accepted for credit for certification. Personnel desiring basic emergency management certification must attend all required training and successfully complete individual course requirements.

The following comprise the Nebraska Emergency Management Basic Certification Program.

The independent study course Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position (IS-1), Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 (IS-100) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction (IS-700) are mandatory course prerequisites prior to enrollment in the Basic Academy with receipt of Certification. Registrations must be submitted 14 days prior to start date.

  • The Emergency Management Profession
  • Emergency Managers Handbook
  • Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP)
  • State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP)
  • Terrorism Preparedness
  • Panel of Emergency Management Professionals
  • Risk Assessment
  • Grants
  • NIMS/ICS Review
  • EOC Operations & Management
  • Exercise Planning & Evaluation
  • Weather / Spotter Training
  • Hazmat Awareness