Ohio Certified Emergency Manager Program

The Emergency Management Association of Ohio (EMAO) created the Ohio Certified Emergency Manager (OCEM) Program to advance and support professional standards for Ohio Emergency Managers. To achieve the designation of Ohio Certified Emergency Manager applicants must demonstrate they meet specific qualifications. These qualifications include work experience, professional experience, education and training requirements, professional letters of reference, written products, and contributions to the field of emergency management.

Application Period Open

The Ohio Certified Emergency Manager program is now open to all Ohioans wishing to receive their CEM status. The next deadline for applications (and application fee) is March 1, 2023 and September 1, 2023. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically.

OCEM Initial Application

OCEM Renewal Application

OCEM-IAEM Initial Application

OCEM-IAEM Renewal Application

OCEM Written Product Scoring Rubric