Become a Leader in Emergency Response and Continuity Planning
The University of Illinois at Chicago's Emergency Management and Continuity Planning (EMCP) certificate program is taught by renowned industry experts and prepares professionals to lead their organization or facility through various emergency response and preparedness requirements. The EMCP program is comprised of five 100% online graduate-level courses that can be completed in as few as three semesters.
The EMCP courses fulfill the required training contact hours for the certified emergency management certifications, AEM®/CEM® through the International Association of Emergency Managers. Graduates may also apply the EMCP courses toward a master's degree at UIC's School of Public Health.
The program, a collaboration between UIC's School of Public Health and College of Business Administration, offers interdisciplinary leadership training in:
- Communications Management
- Continuity Planning
- Crisis Management
- Emergency Operations Management
- Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
- Information Systems
- Organizational Crisis Response
- Risk Management
- Strategic Planning
The program is ideal for working professionals in both the public and private sectors. Faculty are all industry leading, expert practitioners in a variety of fields including disaster management and recovery, corporate business continuity planning, and public health. For course requirements and learning objectives, see page 10 of UIC's School of Public Health Student Handbook of Academic Certificate Programs.
About the EMCP Program
Emergency Management and Continuity Planning certificate requires 5 courses for a total of 16 credit hours (cr) and is designed for completion in as little as three semesters (two courses each in the fall and spring semester and one in the summer). The courses are 100% online with no required campus visits.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university is the minimum requirement for admission to the EMCP certificate program. Students must apply by completing the University of Illinois Graduate Certificate Program online application.