Emergency Management Specialist (SEM)
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Emergency Management Specialist (SEM)

Specialist Designations

  • access_time 13:00 hours / 1.30 CEUs


An emergency can be anything that injures or has the potential to injure your employees, the environment, or your facility itself. Emergencies take the form of accidents, HAZMAT spills, fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, terrorism, earthquake, and virtually any other event that may injure people, the environment, or property. You may be prepared to apply your resources to emergencies that involve your facility but are you prepared for emergencies that require resources beyond those of your company? Are you prepared for emergencies that affect your entire area or community? The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will attain the designation of Emergency Management Specialist (SEM). With this certificate, the student will have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities to:

  • Apply the five phases of emergency management as it relates to a comprehensive emergency management plan.
  • Analyze the risks of natural disasters, technological hazards, and the potential for terrorist acts in the United States.
  • Understand how the Nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies by using the National Response Framework.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of successful response teams.
  • Disseminate the response core capabilities and critical tasks.
  • Differentiate between the levels of government responsible for providing aid under the Emergency Support Functions.
  • Understand legislation related to emergency management.


The Emergency Management Specialist (SEM) Course is a foundational course that requires no prerequisites.

Continuing Education Units:

(1.30) CEUs are offered for this course. As an IACET Accredited Provider, NASP offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. CEUs will be reflected on the Certificate upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam. Partial credit or adjusted CEUs will not be awarded for individuals who do not successfully meet the criteria for achievement of CEUs.

Online Exams:

The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.

Non-discrimination Policy:

NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination. View the full document here.

Proprietary Interest Disclosure:

The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

Learning Objectives:

Our Emergency Management Specialist certificate covers:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Emergency Program Management
  • The Incident Command System
  • Disaster Assistance
  • Emergency Response to Terrorism
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