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Maintenance 3:00 - 7:00 AM November 19th, 2018

Beginning Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 3:00 AM EST will be down for maintenance. Access to exams will not be possible during this maintenance period. Service is expected to resume by Monday November 19th, 2018 at approximately 7:00 AM EST. Please contact CDP if you experience any issues with your SID outside of this maintenance window.

EMI Goes Green: Student course materials will no longer be available in printed format as common practice. Learn more about EMI's efforts to go green, and details about downloading student materials.

Note: The FY19 Application deadline has closed and the FY19 cohort participants have been selected. Please look for the FY20 training bulletin in December 2018 or January 2019 for the FY20 application dates.

The National Emergency Management Executive Academy

In collaboration with academia, renowned practitioners and industry leaders, Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has created the National Emergency Management Executive Academy to produce a comprehensive and cutting-edge curriculum supporting the advancement of strategic and policy level executive leadership.

The National Emergency Management Executive Academy provides an ideal setting for a diverse representation of senior emergency management executives to come together and explore contemporary and emerging 21st century challenges. The program hones strategic leadership and critical thinking for senior executives involved with multi-jurisdictional, national, and international homeland security and emergency management policy development and decision making responsibilities. Participants work collaboratively on capstone projects. These projects are the cohort’s opportunity to leave a lasting impact, leveraging the wealth of knowledge they bring to the academy and applying the new knowledge they are acquiring to forge a path toward improving the processes, practice and profession of emergency management.

If you have a suggestion for a specific emergency management challenge that you would like an executive cohort team to consider for their Academy capstone project, please email

Target Audience

The Executive Academy is designed for emergency management senior executives in State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial; non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, and private sector entities. Ideal candidates will serve on major commissions and task forces and/or be responsible for decisions that have a significant effect on policy.

The audience may include, but is not limited to:

  • Emergency management and homeland security directors or advisors leading in local, state, multijurisdictional, or large metropolitan areas;
  • Emergency management leaders from allied disciplines in the public sector, such as public utilities, K-12 education, higher education, public transportation, and military/DSCA roles;
  • Administrators, such as members of the Governor's Cabinet or chief/director of an agency;
  • Federal administrators, at the Appointed or Senior Executive Service (SES)/GS15 level; and
  • Directors of voluntary organizations.

EMI will select up to 40 emergency management executives to participate in the Executive Academy per year. Each Cohort will reflect a Whole Community composition.


Required: 10 years’ experience in an EM position or applicable work experience will be considered for exceptional candidates.

Classroom Course Requirement

  • E0680: Examining Emergency Management Policy and Doctrine (32 hours) 4 days
  • E0682: Leading Complex Systems (32 hours) 4 days
  • E0684: Interpreting the Contemporary Emergency Management Environment (32 hours) 4 days
  • E0686: Creating the Emergency Management Stakeholder Community (32 hours) 4 days

For more information about the National Emergency Management Executive Academy, contact
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