Training and Certification


Emergencies, disasters and crises are inevitable. Preparation, response, recovery and mitigation with competently delivered care during and after an event ensure greater resiliency for agencies, facilities, employees, and communities. FAU's International Center for Emergency Management Education(ICEME) delivers unique, hands-on, experiential training with practical application for regional professionals working in emergency management, public safety, public health, first response, emergency medicine, crisis and disaster management.

FAU’s International Center for Emergency Management Education is a partner with a major international hospital, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, in Israel, offering global expertise in emergency management training. The ICEME is also a point of delivery for FEMA certified courses, as a partner with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center in Hawaii. The ICEME also collaborates with the International Center for Trauma and Resilience (ICTR) to deliver Mental Health for Trauma and Resilience training, fully online.

2020 Seminar Series for Business: Know Your Emergency Management (EM)

Register for our next Seminar at the PBEOC! If you register, your spot is confirmed and we will let you know the new date. Time and location - at the PBEOC - stays the same. Our September Cyber Seminar is still on!

Mental Health for Trauma and Resiliency

With every emergency or crisis, a multitude of psychological impacts emerge across all demographics for both the public sector and first responder communities. In partnership with the International Collaboration on Trauma and Resilience (ICTR), FAU offers a fully online Mental Health for Trauma and Resilience training program, taught by traumatology and resilience experts.

The six-module format delves into the dynamics and neurobiology of trauma and resilience, and the holistic approach; psychological first aid and trauma; pre-, during, and post-crisis resiliency training; spiritual resiliency, and humor first aid; innovative approaches to emotional care and coping; and the “Formation of Band of Brothers/Band of Sisters” for creating and maintaining community resilience and support groups.

Testimonial: “This is exactly what I need to manage my own exposure to trauma in the field, day after day. I will be able to help myself and my team perform better and feel better. We need this for everyone in law enforcement!”

2020 Annual Intensive EM with Israeli and US Experts - postponed until SEP

(anyone who registers secures your seat) Now is the time to register for the September TBD, 2020 Intensive in EM. Prof. Yitzhak Kreiss is back from Israel to deliver advanced leadership training. Click here for all the details. Sheba is leading the world in telehealth for infectious disease treatment - Israel is now the safest country in the world for COVID prevention.

Public Safety Leadership Development


Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary leaders. South Florida’s public safety leaders face intense pressure, requiring innovative thinking, intuitive collaboration and exceptional communication. FAU’s Public Safety Leadership Development Certificate program explores issues and provides relevant insights for today’s leaders in public safety. Professionals in law enforcement, fire rescue, 911 telecommunications, emergency management, and support services can choose one of two tracks. Track One, for new supervisors, introduces you to an understanding of your own leadership, communications, and management styles, and covers managing conflict, working across multi-generational teams, delegating, and time management. Track Two, for established leaders—lieutenants, captains, commanders, and director level personnel—dives into strategic planning, leading through change, getting buy in, team communication and engagement, and creating a Leader-Leader culture.

The Public Safety Leadership Development Certificate Program constists of two tracks: Track One for newer supervisors and Track Two for experienced managers. Each track is a 4-day course designed for the next generation of South Florida public safety leaders including Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics, Corrections Officers and Telecommunications Dispatch. Participants will develop crucial leadership skills and behaviors that will enhance their own careers, their agencies, and the communities they serve.


FAU's ICEME is proud to partner with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) in Hawaii to deliver FEMA-Certified courses to our region.

Through our collaboration, FAU's ICEME will deliver the following NDPTC courses:

AWR-228 Community Resilience
AWR-310 Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders
AWR-343 Hurricane Awareness
AWR-362 Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness
Coastal Hazards Awareness (FEMA certification pending)

Contact Us

For Public Safety Leadership Development:

Paige Garrido
Asst. Director Corporate Training
phone: (561) 297-4819

For all Emergency Management Training, including Mental Health for Trauma and Resilience:
Rebekah Dickinson
Chief Program Officer, International Center for Emergency Management Education
phone: 561.297.4680

Click for training we offered in 2017 and 2018.