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This course provides an overview of emergency management in Alberta including the systems and processes for preventing, mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters. You will learn about the key provisions of the Emergency Management Act and have the opportunity to identify the roles and responsibilities of various levels of government and other key organizations involved in emergency management.

Target Audience:

  • Municipal, First Nation and Provincial Emergency Management Coordinators
  • Members of emergency management program committees
  • Personnel responsible for emergency programs within their organizations (i.e. emergency services, private sector, non-government organizations, etc.)

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Course Manual

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Final Exam

The exam is a 21 question written exam with a pass mark of 80%. Individuals who successfully complete the exam will be able to print their certificate.

To take the exam please create an account here. You will need to register for the Basic Emergency Management course here prior to taking the exam.


If you are having difficulty registering for the exam please send an email message to Support will be available between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm mountain time on business days.  Messages received outside these hours will be replied to the next business day.

Effective 1 April, 2014 only online exams for the Basic Emergency Management course will be accepted.

  • Date modified: 2017-03-30