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Emergency Management Education: Finding an Accredited Degree Program

Emergency Management Magazine
September 16, 2014
By Valerie Lucus-McEwen

Accreditation can be obtained in many different ways. Fire departments are accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International; police departments are accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies; and one of the better known accreditation programs is the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. In the emergency management area, there is EMAP — the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, which accredits facilities and programs in state and local government emergency management programs.

Accreditation for academia is similar. There are accreditation processes for schools (like Harvard or the American Military University) and degree programs (law, engineering, accounting, etc.).

Read the entire article at Emergency Management Magazine.

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