The Advanced Professional Development Series offers "how to" training focused on practical information. This new series emphasizes applied skills in disaster operations, alongside of and building on Professional Development Series management and coordination skills.

The APS course lineup was first established to motivate and challenge students to continue emergency management training. Courses include practical skills from the whole spectrum of emergency management and disaster duties. APS courses are classroom courses unless otherwise noted. APS courses are delivered through the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. Students who complete the 5 required courses and any 5 of 16 elective courses are eligible to receive the EMI Advanced Professional Series Certificate of Completion.

If you would like to participate in the Advance Development Series, DEMA will manage and coordinate your program by notifying you about course availability, tracking your progress and “staying in touch” with you throughout your participation.

For more information and the course schedule contact:
DEMA Training Section 302-659-2296
Training Email Address:

Required Courses

G775 - EOC Management and Operations
G191 - Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface
G557 (G250.7) - Rapid Assessment Workshop,
G270.4 - Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role
G393 or G318- Mitigation for Emergency Managers or Local Mitigation Planning, either Mitigation course will satisfy the APS requirements.

Elective Courses (choose any 5)

G288 - Local Volunteer and Donations Management
G364 - Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
IS703 - NIMS Resource Management, (Independent Study)
G202 - Debris Management
G386 - Mass Fatalities
G361 - Flood Fight Operations
G110 - Emergency Management Operations Course for Local Governments
G108 - Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance
G358 - Evacuation and Re-entry Planning
G290 - Basic Public Information Officers
G271 - Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness
G272 - Warning Coordination
E/L/G 146 - Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
G366 - Planning for the Needs of Children in Disaster
G235 - Emergency Planning

DEMA Calendar of Training Activities