The following information was provided by Mike Weber.
Mike Weber, of Scotch Plains, has been approved by the IAEM USA Certification Commission to receive the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential. The CEM designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) which has in its membership more than 5,000 emergency managers representing local, state, and federal government; private industry; and military emergency managers.
Mike joins Paul Malool of Scotch Plains, as the only two Certified Emergency Managers in Union County and two of the fourteen CEMs in the State of New Jersey.
The credentials requirements include experience, references, education, training, and contributions to the profession. The management essay requires respondents to submit a response to a scenario they might face while fulfilling emergency management responsibilities.
The emergency management certification program was developed by the IAEM with funding from FEMA and guidance from an advisory board which included professionals from a variety of disciplines and representatives of key groups with a stake in emergency management.