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Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Advanced Professional Development Series

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 (DEMA).

Requesting a Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion

Students who complete the 5 required courses and any 5 of 15 elective courses are eligible to receive the Advanced Professional Series Certificate of Completion from DEMA

Certificate Request

Requests for the certificate of completion must be sent to the DEMA State Training Officer < a href="">Thomas Nesbella ( for verification. Include proof of attendance, either a copy of a completion certificate or transcript, of each course completed.

Required Courses

  • IS2200 - Basic EOC Functions
  • G191 - Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface, or E/L449 ICS Train the Trainer**
  • G557 - Rapid Assessment Workshop,
  • G205 - Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role, or E210 Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role**
  • G393 - Mitigation for Emergency Managers or G318 – Mitigation Planning for Local Governments, 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, or L363 Multi-Hazard Planning for Higher Education**
  • IS703.a or IS703 - NIMS Resource Management, (Independent Study)
  • E/G202 - Debris Management Planning for State, Local and Tribal Officials**
  • G386 - Mass Fatalities
  • G361 - Flood Fight Operations
  • IEMC - One of the IEMC courses E900**
  • G108 - Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance
  • G358 - Evacuation and Re-entry Planning
  • G290 - Basic Public Information Officers, or E388 Advanced Public Information Officer**, or E/L952 All Hazards Public Information Officer**
  • G271 - Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness, or IS271 - Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk, (Independent Study)
  • G272 - Warning Coordination
  • E/L/K 146 - Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • G235 - Emergency Planning
  • E/L/G 0141 Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills

** All substitute E or L courses are subject to the Approval of the State Training Officer

For more information and the course schedule email us at: DEMA Training