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Franklin University Partners with the International Association of Emergency Managers

Columbus, OH (March 30, 2017)

Franklin University is proud to announce its new partnership with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), to provide IAEM Certification opportunities.

IAEM partnership agreements provide collaboration between the IAEM Certification Program and colleges, universities and academies worldwide. Through this newest partnership with Franklin University, IAEM and the University will have the opportunity to assist students and faculty seeking professional certification under the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) and Associate Emergency Manager (AEM®) process.

Certifications are an important part of career and professional advancement in emergency management. To help provide proof of credentials, this new partnership will provide students and faculty at Franklin University with a pathway to earn these recognizable and established industry standards.

In addition, as part of this new partnership, IAEM will informally assess Franklin University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security curriculum to determine whether completion of the curriculum will reduce the Comprehensive Emergency Management experience requirements from three years to two years, as well as be exempted from the 100 hour training requirement. Further, IAEM will assist Franklin University with coordination of CEM®/AEM® examination opportunities, and will notify the University of any changes to the procedures and policies affecting the certification process.

Franklin University offers a Bachelors degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Other institutions interested in developing a partnership with the Certified Emergency Manager Program can find information under the Resource Center at


IAEM-USA, the nation’s largest emergency management professional association, is a non-profit professional organization representing more than 4,500 emergency management and homeland security professionals for local communities, state and federal disaster officials, private sector, non-governmental organizations and others involved in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all types of disasters including acts of terrorism. IAEM provides: access to the largest network of emergency management experts who can provide advice and assistance; the Certified Emergency Manager program; annual scholarships; a comprehensive monthly newsletter; and more.

The emergency management certification program was developed by IAEM with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and guidance from an advisory board, which included professionals from a variety of disciplines and representatives of key groups with a stake in emergency management.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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