Emergency Management & Homeland Security

This multi-course certificate offers core knowledge and skills essential for leaders in the world of emergency planning, security, protection, and emergency response. Format: 100% Online

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
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This certificate is recognized by the IAEM (International Association of Emergency Managers).


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 408.801
Typically Offered: Fall
MGMT X 408.802
Typically Offered: Winter
MGMT X 408.804
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MGMT X 469.15
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Students must complete one elective course.
MGMT X 408.805
Typically Offered: Summer
MGMT X 408.806
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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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.

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*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.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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.

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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.*

*Transfer to the CSULB master's degree is contingent upon the student already possessing a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. CSULB is the sole academic institution that determines eligibility for admission to the Master of Science in Emergency Service Administration and will be the institution that evaluates the official University of California Los Angeles Extension transcript submitted by applicants.

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