EMD Certification and Training

Vermont Emergency Management Director Certification Levels

For some time now many of you have worked tirelessly as EMDs to prepare your town or city for a disaster and to ensure the safety of your community.  As part of the training for EMDs, DEMHS has offered the Local Emergency Management Directors Training program sessions to provide EMDs with the initial understanding of what the job is.  In an effort to recognize EMDs and further support individual capabilities to manage disasters, the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Certification Levels have now been established.  The intent of this new voluntary two-level program is to provide EMDs with a comprehensive training curriculum and a mechanism for Vermont EMD certification.

Level I Courses

Total Hours - 38

  • IS1 Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position (IS), 10 hours
  • IS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100 (IS), 3 hours
  • IS 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS), 3 hours
  • IS 120A An Introduction to Exercises (IS), 5 hours
  • DEMHS Local EMD Program (classroom), 3 hours
  • DEMHS Basic DisasterLAN System (classroom), 3 hours
  • American Red Cross Disaster Services: An Overview (classroom), 3 hours
  • VFSTC HazMat Awareness (classroom), 8 hours

Level II Courses

(All Classroom Presentations)

Total Hours - 50

  • ICS 200 Incident Command Basic, 12 hours
  • ARC Shelter Operations, 3 hours
  • HSU Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP),  16 hours
  • VT Emergency Operations Center Operations Course, 3 hours
  • G 191 ICS/EOC Interface Training Program, 6 hours
  • FEMA IS-235 IS-235.B: Emergency Planning, 10 hours

Total Emergency Management Director Certification Hours, 88 hours

These levels of training are designed to provide EMDs with a well rounded understanding of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. In recognition of those who complete these training levels, VEM will be providing certificates and other incentives.

Certification Recognition

Town appointed EMD completes all required training courses as listed on curriculum guidance and requests certification from DEMHS. The DEMHS State Training Officer verifies training is in accordance with published training guidance. The DEMHS State Training Officer approves request and provides appropriate level of certification endorsed by the DEMHS Director and Training Officer to requesting Town EMD. Upon completion of the appropriate levels EMDs will receive:

  • Level I and II receives certificates of completion.

For further Information

For further information on Emergency Management Director Certification and Training please email DEMHS Training Coordinator Kimberly Cruickshank  or call 1-800-347-0488.

Contact Information

45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
(800) 347-0488
(802) 244-8721
(888) 545-7598 (TTY)

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