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Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP)

The vision of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is to strengthen the field of emergency management by establishing an Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP). The EMPP provides a structured and progressive framework for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter and progress through the field and to meet the challenges of a dynamic and complex environment. The entire EMPP curriculum is designed to provide a lifetime of learning for a career in emergency management.

The EMPP includes three academies:

  • National Emergency Management Basic Academy
  • National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (formerly the Leaders Academy)
  • National Emergency Management Executive Academy

Components

National Emergency Management Academies


National Emergency
Management Basic Academy
Focus: Foundational knowledge and skills
National Emergency Management
Advanced Academy
Focus: Advanced Concepts and Issues in Emergency Management; Advanced Leadership & Management; Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving
National Emergency Management
Executive Academy
Focus: Strategic Leadership and Critical Thinking

Points of Contact

Contact these individuals for more information about the following programs:

 
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