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Council-certified Emergency Operations Professional
Required: 8 years experience in business-related emergency operations management
Council-certified Emergency Operations Manager
Required: 2 years experience in business-related emergency operations management
Council-certified Emergency Operations Coordinator
Required: current involvement in business-related emergency operations management
Certification performed by ACAC: Testing, analysis, and evaluation of the individual's knowledge, skills and abilities for the purpose of certification and re-certification in the field of business-related emergency operations management.
Council-certified Emergency Operations personnel (CEOP, CEOM and CEOC) coordinate and manage a company's response to a natural or man-made disaster in the event that government first responders cannot arrive immediately. From fire suppression and light search & rescue to medical and building triage, Council-certified personnel have knowledge and experience in a wide range of disciplines relevant to disaster management. Working as part of the regular staff of any business, they develop and maintain procedures and chains of command that enable the company to maintain order in the event of an emergency and provide first responders with an accurate assessment of the situation when they arrive.
Council-certified Emergency Operations personnel (CEOP, CEOM and CEOC) possess verified knowledge of the disaster management field. The CEOP, CEOM and CEOC certification exams cover the most respected reference texts in the industry. Candidates must know the important industry standards. They must be familiar with scientific principles governing a wide range of disasters and their implications for life and health. They must understand the most common practices and protocols used by first responders, as they often perform the work of first responders in the first hours after a disaster strikes.
A CEOP, CEOM or CEOC possesses verified experience in emergency operations management in settings like these:
Offices and commercial buildings
Schools and public buildings
Houses of worship
PLEASE NOTE: Field experience must include participating in or preparing for incidents where first responders from government agencies would be expected to arrive. Examples include Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Major Fires, Major Floods, Mud slides, Terrorist Attacks, Nuclear disasters, Riots, Pandemics and Active Shooter Incidents.
To earn the Council-certified Emergency Operations Professional (CEOP), Council-certified Emergency Operations Manager (CEOM) or Council-certified Emergency Operations Coordinator (CEOC) designations, candidates must:
Demonstrate verifiable field experience in emergency operations management
Pass a rigorous examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum
Earn the unanimous approval of the CEOP certification board
Re-certify every two years
Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year
Maintain the highest ethical standards
* The CIEC and CMC programs are
by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies
and the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
* 18 other ACAC programs are accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
* ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME.
* ACAC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly known as NOCA.