FEMA Advanced Professional Series Certificate
Advanced Professional Series (APS)
The ability to perform essential work in a disaster requires skills in emergency operations and management. These skills may be developed through this series of courses that offers "how to" training focused on practical information. This series emphasizes applied skills in disaster operations, management and coordination.
The original Advanced Professional Series (APS) course lineup was first established on November 27, 2001, 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 delivered courses unless otherwise noted. APS courses are delivered through the State Emergency Management Agency. Please contact your State Training Officer for a schedule of offerings. State Training Officer contact information is included below.
G-775 - EOC Management and Operations, or IS-775 EOC Management and Operations
G-191 - Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface, or E-947 EOC/IMT Interface or E/L-449 ICS Train the Trainer*
G-557 - Rapid Assessment Workshop,
G-205 - Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role, or E-210 Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role*
G-393 or G-318- Mitigation for Emergency Managers or Local Mitigation Planning, either Mitigation course will satisfy the APS requirements
Elective Courses (choose any 5)
G-288 - Local Volunteer and Donations Management
G-364 - Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools, or
L-363 Multi-Hazard Planning for Higher Education*
IS-703 - NIMS Resource Management, (Independent Study)
G-202 - Debris Management, or E-202 Debris Management Planning for State, Local and Tribal Officials*
G-386 - Mass Fatalities Incident Response
G-361 - Flood Fight Operations
G-110 - Emergency Management Operations Course for Local Governments, or one of the following IEMC courses E-900, E-905, E-910, E-915, E-920, E-930, E-945 and E-947*
G-108 - Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance
G-358 - Evacuation and Re-entry Planning
G-290 - Basic Public Information Officers, or E-388 Advanced Public Information Officer*
G-271 - Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness, or IS271 - Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk, (Independent Study)
G-272 - Warning Coordination
E/L/G-146 - Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
G-366 - Planning for the Needs of Children in Disaster
G-235A - Emergency Planning
* All substitute E or L courses are subject to the Approval of the State Training Officer.
Original Required Courses as Optional Credit
The required courses of the original lineup will remain as optional credit for persons in mid-stream taking the original series. Students who have taken any or all of the original required courses will therefore not forfeit anything and can use those courses as credit for required courses. State Training Officers can continue to use any of the original required courses to suit their needs. The G-197 has been removed from the APS lineup and individuals will receive credit for courses taken prior to September 30, 2013.
There are no required prerequisites for the APS courses. It is recommended that individuals take IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800 and/or the Professional Development Series (PDS) to have a better understanding of the concepts of the Advance Professional Series.
For Further Information
Contact the State Training Office at (512) 424-2039 or (512) 424-2195