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Commentary | April 9, 2021

New emergency management credentials are available for any member of the workforce

The Coast Guard Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Response (CG-OEM) has announced the Coast Guard Emergency Management Credential (CGEMC).  

The designation can be attained by any active duty (officer or enlisted), civilian, reserve (officer or enlisted), or auxiliary member who meets the training, experience, and test criteria, regardless of specialty or assigned duty station or position. 

This credential is for Coast Guard members who have achieved a superior standard of knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Emergency Management (EM). Coast Guard EM is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within our communities to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from crises, in keeping with the national preparedness goal. 

This credentialing program will provide our current and future workforce with robust EM knowledge and leadership skills needed during disasters and crises. The CGEMC Program, a voluntary program managed by COMDT (CG-OEM), will advance the EM profession within the Coast Guard by promoting the principles of EM.  
Direct Access (DA) codes have been created for the CGEMC and for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and the Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) certifications.