The Certification Commission encourages mentoring of applicants by current CEMs. The best service a mentor can provide is to emphasize the process of being an emergency management professional, as well as the product of becoming a AEM/CEM. This can be done by encouraging professional development, which will result in meeting the qualifications to be a AEM/CEM.
For example, a mentor might let an applicant know about upcoming training opportunities, or helping him/her become involved in groups or programs which could result in their being able to document "contributions." Technical assistance could include helping an applicant document their training courses or assemble and organize their packets.
It would not be appropriate for a mentor to pre-approve packets. Mentors must make clear to the candidate that their suggestions do not guarantee approval of their credentials. Any Certification Commissioner who reviews a candidate’s credentials prior to official submission must excuse him/herself from the review process when it comes before the full Certification Commission.
The Certification Commission encourages mentoring of applicants by current CEMs. The CEMs provided on the searchable Find a Mentor database are Featured Mentors. You can search and find a person who is close in proximity to your location or your employment description. Candidates for certification also may choose CEMs not on this list to be their mentor. All new mentoring relationships should begin with the mentor completing the Mentoring Approval Request Form and sending it to CEMinfo@iaem.com.
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