International Association of Emergency Managers

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The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is a non-profit dedicated to promoting the profession of emergency management by working with its membership to promote the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters.

IAEM currently has over 5,000 members in more than 58 countries and is structured in seven Councils around the world: Asia, Canada, Europa, International, Oceania, Student and US.

IAEM promotes its Principles of Emergency Management.[1]


IAEM's vision is to be recognized as the premier international organisation of emergency management professionals.


IAEM's mission is to advance the profession by promoting the principles of emergency management; to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional development opportunities; and to advance the profession.


IAEM administrates the following programs on behalf of the profession: Certified Emergency Manager,[2] Scholarship Program[3] and Awards Program.[4]


The Certified Emergency Manager and the Associate Emergency Manager are certifications awarded through a peer-reviewed process via emergency management professionals known as the CEM Commission. Two CEM councils currently exist, the USA CEM Commission and the Asian/Oceanic CEM Commission which is managed by the CEM Global Commission.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "EMPrinciples". 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Certification-General CEM certification Info". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to IAEM.COM- International Association of Emergency Managers". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to IAEM.COM- International Association of Emergency Managers". 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-07-06.