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Date: Wed. 10 Feb, 2016 8:00 am - Thu. 11 Feb, 2016 5:00 pm
Categories: EMAP Training*

8:30am - 5:00pm (2-day training)
Pre-Registration Required: 
(No on-site registration)
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION:  Friday, January 22, 2016

The Assessment Team Leader Training will provide qualified emergency management and urban search and rescue (US&R) personnel the opportunity to certify as EMAP Assessment Team Leaders (ATLs).  The primary purpose of this training is to prepare participants for their roles as EMAP ATLs, providing the necessary information, tools, and resources. Contact Lindsey Shafer, [email protected], for questions or if need further information.

This course is invitation only.

Specifically, they will be oriented to the following key topics:

  • Basic understanding of the EMAP process, organization, and structure as it pertains to the ATL position.
  • Examine the 2013 Emergency Management Standard and explore the need and application of standards.
  • Understand the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of accreditation managers, assessors, and ATLs.
  • A brief tutorial on how to use the online EMAP Program Assessment Tool to document assessor findings.
  • Common issues that arise before, during, and after assessments.

Assessment Team Leader Requirements


Those attending this training may be eligible to participate as ATLs for state, territorial, and/or local, institutions of higher education, and pilot program applicants. EMAP seeks to develop a cadre of highly qualified ATLs to manage on-site assessments on a rotating basis. Please note that this is the first step to become an ATL. It is up to EMAP’s discretion to assign ATLs and staff may choose to use a variety of methods to acquaint new ATLs to their roles, including shadowing opportunities.

ATLs must have the following qualifications, at a minimum:

  • Several years of experience in an emergency management or US&R position.
  • Completion, with good standing, in at least one assessment.
  • Be knowledgeable and up-to-date about the principles of comprehensive emergency management and/or US&R.
  • Must abide by the EMAP Code of Conduct.
  • Must be available for at least one assessment each year.
  • Provide two references from emergency management and/or US&R professionals that address the applicant’s management style and comprehension of the EMAP Standard.
  • Have no conflict of interest as regards to any aspect of EMAP that might prevent objective review and assessment of a candidate program.
  • Must be able and wiling to serve as a neutral observer.