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Lead in challenging times with an Emergency Management, Threat and Response Planning certificate

Every organization needs to be prepared for anything that can affect their operations. Completing a Certificate in Emergency Management, Threat and Response Planning from The Chang School is the perfect way to grow your career in an expanding industry.

Analysts with highly developed skills in disaster and emergency management are highly sought after across many public and private sectors, including businesses and other for-profit enterprises, community development organizations, disaster mitigation and recovery operations, emergency services, humanitarian agencies, and non-government organizations.

This emergency management certificate can be completed online and will give you key emergency management, threat planning, and risk and continuity management skills and knowledge. Our emergency management courses will also teach you the response-planning concepts that can minimize the impact of emergencies. This program can help you work towards further certification with Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) as well.

Step up to help keep organizations running smoothly during difficult times, and start your emergency management certification today.


Who should take this Emergency Management, Threat and Response Planning certificate?

  • You’re technically trained and want to gain knowledge and skills to pivot into a career in disaster and emergency management
  • You’re a recent university graduate who would like to learn more about emergency management and are considering entering the field

What will you learn while taking the Emergency Management, Threat and Response Planning certificate?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Lead, interact, and work within the context of emergency management settings and within the law during disasters and emergencies
  • Assess threats and realities and, in response, author and implement plans for incident management mitigation, and recovery and business continuity for first and second responders, emergency managers, and their organizations
  • Engage in practical emergency management scenarios, including incident management command centres and operations
  • Operationalize emergency management organizational mechanisms in every stage of emergency responsiveness
  • Use international methodologies for measuring, describing, and assessing emergency management activities, concepts, policies, missions, operations, and goals

Career Options

This certificate can prepare you for jobs like:

  • Disaster response architect
  • Disaster recovery program manager
  • Emergency preparedness and services advisor
  • Emergency response planner
  • Emergency response technical solution architect
  • Risk and continuity management specialist
  • Urban and municipal planner
  • Urban resilience planner

Certificate Requirements

  • 4 required courses
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grades 12 U or M credits


  • Mature student status


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