Advanced Professional Series

This program, as well as the Professional Development Series program, are programs sponsored and recognized by FEMA. Each is designed for emergency management professionals across the career spectrum.

Students who complete the five required courses and any five of the 18 elective courses are eligible to receive the Emergency Management Institute’s Advanced Professional Series (APS) Certificate of Completion.

Upon completion of all training the individual applicant must submit a request for their APS certificate through VDEM.  Copies of all supporting certificates/ documentation must accompany the APS Request Form available here for download: Download the request form.

Required Courses

G0775 – EOC Management and Operations, or IS775 – EOC Management and Operations
G0191 – Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface, or E947 IEMC EOC/IMT Interface or E/L449 ICS Train the Trainer*
G0250.7 (G557) – Rapid Assessment Workshop,
G0205 Recovery from Disaster: The Local Community Role, or G270.4 – Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role, or E210 Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role*
G0393 – Mitigation for Emergency Managers

Elective Courses (choose any 5)

G0108 – Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance
G0110 – Emergency Management Operations Course for Local Governments, or one of the following IEMC courses E900, E905, E910, E915, E920, E930, E945 or E947*
E/L/G 146 – Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
G0197 – Access and Function Needs Planning (May be used if completed prior to Sept. 30, 2013.)
G0202 – Debris Management, or E202 Debris Management Planning for State, Local and Tribal Officials*
G0235 – Emergency Planning
G0271 – Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness, or IS271 – Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk, (Independent Study)
G0272 – Warning Coordination
G0288 – Local Volunteer and Donations Management
G0290 – Basic Public Information Officers, or E388 Advanced Public Information Officer*
G0358 – Evacuation and Re-entry Planning
G0361 – Flood Fight Operations
G0364 – Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools, or L363 Multi-Hazard Planning for Higher Education*
G0366 – Planning for the Needs of Children in Disaster
G0386 – Mass Fatalities Management
(G0400 –ICS 400 Advanced ICS – May be used if completed prior to June 30, 2010.)
IS703 – NIMS Resource Management, (Independent Study)

* Some equivalent or substitute courses are accepted for the APS certificate requests. All substitute E/L or G courses are subject to the approval of the VDEM State Training Officer and EMI’s Advanced Professional Series Program Manager.

Course descriptions, information regarding the original required courses and changes to course electives are available on FEMA’s website at https://training.fema.gov/programs/aps/ and on the APS Brochure available for download: Download the APS Brochure

Upon completion of all training the individual applicant must submit a request for their APS certificate through VDEM.  Copies of all supporting certificates/ documentation must accompany the APS Request Form available here for download:  Download the request form.

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