Emergency Management Certificate

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Enter the exciting and growing field of Emergency Management with an applied, degree-path certificate from Canada’s leading public safety educator.

Upgrade your skills or start a career of a different kind as an Emergency Management & Public Safety professional. It's all possible with this flexible, part-time certificate program.

You could soon join the many graduates of our Emergency Management Certificate Program who are working for public and private organizations in roles such as Emergency Planner, Emergency Program Coordinator, Business Continuity Planner.

This hands-on certificate features applied learning and real-life scenarios delivered by experienced career practitioners. You will be well prepared with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue a career in emergency management – or take your current career in public safety to the next level.

The Emergency Management Certificate also ladders into our Diploma and Bachelor Degree programs. For more information, contact us at emergency@jibc.ca.

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Who Should Take this Program?

The Emergency Management Certificate is an applied, degree-path certificate appropriate for:

  • Current emergency management, public safety and first response professionals looking to upgrade their skills for career advancement or move into an emergency management role
  • College or university graduates with a general degree looking for an applied, job-ready certificate that will prepare them for a career in emergency management or public safety
  • High school graduates with some job experience looking to pursue a career in the exciting field of emergency management

So whether you’re just entering the field of emergency management, or are looking to advance your career, the Emergency Management Certificate will provide you with the core skills you need to succeed.

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What Will I Learn?

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Outline the basic concepts of emergency management in Canada
  • Conduct hazard, risk, and vulnerability analyses
  • Create emergency management plans
  • Describe business continuity processes
  • Set up an Emergency Operations Centre
  • Implement comprehensive site (ICS) and site support (EOC) response strategies
  • Effectively market your emergency management program to the public and/or employees

Graduates of the Emergency Management Certificate will have a solid base of knowledge and skills to pursue positions in emergency management with municipalities, provincial and federal government agencies and private organizations.

Careers

Graduates of the Emergency Management Certificate program can expect to apply for positions in emergency management and public safety with:

  • Municipal, provincial, regional and federal emergency programs
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • International organizations, such as the Red Cross
  • Crown corporations
  • Utilities

For more information visit our Careers page. Or visit our Facebook page where specific job opportunities are regularly posted.

Questions? Contact the program representative or program manager at 604.528.5800 or emergency@jibc.ca.

Student Resources

Important resources for students in the Emergency Management Certificate program are available below:

 

Program Format

The Emergency Management Certificate is a 15-credit program designed to be completed on a part-time basis within a three-year time period. Courses are offered through a combination of online and in-class offerings. Most courses are one to three days in length and are offered either on weekdays or weekends. Please see our schedule for current course offerings and locations.

We are also able to arrange courses to be delivered in your area upon request if minimum numbers are met.  Some courses are also available on a contract basis at your location. 

Take an Individual Course

You can take any course in the Emergency Management Certificate program on an individual basis. You do not have to be registered for a certificate program. Search course offerings now.

Program Cost

The costs for the 15-credit Emergency Management Certificate are on a course-by-course basis and will vary based on the electives chosen by each student.  All course materials, including manuals, are included in the course prices. View tuition fees per course.

Please note that international course prices are triple those listed on our website.

Course Schedules

Note that our training schedules may change without notice. Please ensure that any printed copies you may have are the most recent. For up-to-date schedules please see our links below.

Training Schedules

To Register: Search course offerings now.
Questions? Contact EMD at 604.528.5800 or emergency@jibc.ca.

To Register: Search course offerings now.

Questions? Contact EMD at 604.528.5800 or emergency@jibc.ca.

Courses

The Emergency Management Certificate is a part-time 15-credit program. You have up to three years to complete the required and elective course work. To receive your certificate you must complete all courses with a grade of 70% or higher, including the final assignment, which is due within three months of completion of all other course credit. You can also register for individual courses to upgrade your skills.

Track your progress in the program with a Student Progress Report.

Note that you can take any course in the Emergency Management Certificate program on an individual basis. You do not have to be registered for a certificate program. Search course offerings now.

To register for courses, go to the JIBC Webadvisor portal and click on Register and Pay for Continuing Studies to search for the course code.

Please note certificates of completion are not issued at an individual course level. To demonstrate completion of a course, students use their unofficial transcript which can be accessed through the www.myjibc.ca portal.

*Courses available online

 

Course Course Code  Credit

Foundation Courses (1.5 credits)  

Introduction to Emergency Management in Canada* EMRG-1100 0.5
Incident Command System Level 100* EMRG-1200 0.5
Introduction to Emergency Operations Centres*EMRG-13000.5
Introduction to Emergency Social Services* EMRG-1600 0.0

Core Courses (10.5 credits)

Conducting Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Analyses EMRG-1120 1.0
Developing Personal Preparedness Programs*EMRG-11300.5
Planning for Community Disaster Recovery EMRG-1132 1.0
Community Evacuations* EMRG-1136 0.5
Developing Emergency Management Plans*  EMRG-1139 1.0
Disasters and TraumaEMRG-11410.5

Introduction to Emergency Management Exercise Design*

EMRG-1150 1.0
Introduction to Business Continuity Management* EMRG-1170 1.0
Emergency Management Final Assessment* EMRG-1195 2.0
Emergency Operations Centre EssentialsEMRG-13201.0
Information Officer* EMRG-13341.0

Elective Courses (choose 3 credits)

ICS Courses  
 Incident Command System Level 200*  EMRG-1220 1.0
Incident Command System Level 300*  EMRG-1230 1.0
EM & EOC Courses  
Emergency Program Coordinator 
course currently unavailable 
EMRG-1142 1.0
Emergency Operations Centre: Operations Section EMRG-1330 0.5
Emergency Operations Centre Level 3: Planning Function EMRG-1331 0.5
Emergency Operations Centre: Logistics Section* EMRG-1332 0.5
Emergency Operations Centre - Finance Section EMRG-1333 0.5 
ESS & SAR Courses  
Public Safety Lifeline Leadership EMRG-1660 0.5
Emergency Social Services Director EMRG-1681 1.5
Other    
Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution or,
CRES-1100 or 1.5
Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution:
Workplace Focus
CRES-1101 1.5

 

 

Contract Training: Want an Emergency Management course delivered at your location? Visit our government and corporate training page.

Introduction to Emergency Operations Centres*

Admission Requirements

Minimum grade 12 graduation or equivalent, or at the discretion of the program manager. An official high school or post secondary transcript must be submitted with your application. 

Application Process

In addition to completing the online application, a letter of intent of approximately 250 words describing why you are interested in the Certificate Program is also required. The letter of intent and transcripts can be sent to the Student Services Centre at:

Registration
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4
admissions@jibc.ca

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Last updated June 26, 2017