This program is perfect for...
- Those seeking a career in this rapidly growing industry
- Professionals seeking continuing education in their field
- People looking to complete coursework in a concentrated time period—you’ll get a professional certificate in less than a year
- Those who want to hone and apply skills in emergency preparedness and protection
What you can learn.
- The basics, background, and resources of the Department of Homeland Security
- Crisis management and communication
- Fundamentals of emergency preparedness
- How to evaluate vulnerability and risk in an organization
What our certificates have done for our students.
feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers
1 in 4
received a salary increase after starting a certificate program
switched careers after completing a certificate program
recommend a certificate program to others
Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.
Estimated Cost Breakdown
All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.
Application & Candidacy Fee
Estimated Program Tuition
Estimated program textbook/materials
*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.
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An internship in emergency and risk management can provide you with practical experience in a variety of emergency management job functions. Students must be officially enrolled in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Certificate and have successfully completed all five of the required courses, with a GPA of 3.0 or better, before enrolling in the internship.
Get a Head Start on a Master's Degree
Take advantage of an agreement between UCLA Extension and California State University Long Beach to complete your Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration. Graduates of this certificate may apply 8 quarter units (two 4-unit courses) or a maximum of 6 semester units toward CSULB's MS in Emergency Services Administration.*