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An Online Undergraduate Certificate in Emergency Management That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Emergency Management

This online undergraduate certificate in Emergency Management at American Public University will provide the core knowledge needed to manage disaster planning and emergency operations in your corporation, organization or community.

With continual awareness on the need to assure sustainability in crisis situations, along with increasing regulatory requirements on businesses to develop emergency management programs, there is growing need to prepare professionals in all walks of industry to effectively lead and manage crisis and disaster response programs. This graduate certificate will provide the core knowledge needed to serve as an executive or leader in an emergency management program in your corporation, organization or community. Through this 6-course program, you will be exposed to these topics and more:

  • The interaction, coordination, and facilitation between federal, state, and local agencies during preparation, response, and recovery operations
  • The role of a leader to understand the laws, regulations, and policy relevant to managing an organization in crisis operations
  • Analysis of the management structure commonly found in public and private emergency management programs
  • Identification and mitigation of potential harm from threats to a community’s sustainability
  • The economics associated with international, national, state, or local level disaster including the direct and indirect economic losses associated with disaster

Emergency management is a collateral duty for public safety leaders, but knowledge gained from this certificate of study can be practically applied by leaders in almost any industry.

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 20 students.

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There is no cost to apply.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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