Colorado Emergency Management Academy

Academy Overview

The division provides a seven-month program for new and existing emergency managers throughout the state. The academy consists of training opportunities and practicums that are developed to be Colorado specific and tailored to show Colorado processes.  The academy will provide networking opportunities with emergency managers and professional across the state.  It culminates with a week-long resident course with a final Emergency Operations Center based exercise.

Academy Prerequisites

There are several prerequisites required for the Emergency Management Academy.  They include:

2018 Emergency Management Academy Information

Academy Dates

The program begins April 17, 2018 and runs through October 12, 2018. 

Academy Location

The Emergency Management Academy and all resident courses are held at the State Emergency Operations Center in Centennial, Colorado.

Academy Lodging

Lodging is provided by DHSEM for program attendees who live more than 50 miles from the course venue.

Academy Cost

There are no costs or fees for participating in the Emergency Management Academy.  Students are responsible for their own meals.

Academy Application

An application must be submitted before February 16, 2018 and the participants are then notified by DHSEM.

Academy Courses

The 2018 Emergency Management Academy Schedule offers an example of the courses completed during the academy.

Academy courses will be posted before April 2018.