The CONVERGE facility, which is headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center, has partnered with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) to establish continuing education credits for the CONVERGE Training Modules.
Emergency managers and other practitioners interested in furthering their education can now receive one contact hour of general management training for successfully completing each training module and final quiz. Once participants answer eight or more of the questions correctly on the final 10-question quiz, they will automatically receive a certificate that indicates that they have earned credit. Candidates can provide their certificate when applying for their IAEM Associate Emergency Manager or Certified Emergency Manager certifications. Those who have previously completed modules will also have credits applied—just login and download your past certificates from the CONVERGE Training Modules website to see the update.
The CONVERGE Training Modules are free and available online. They are designed to accelerate the education of hazards and disaster researchers and practitioners, with a special emphasis on students, early career researchers and professionals, and those interested in joining or leading interdisciplinary teams. The modules cover a wide range of topics including social vulnerability, disaster mental health, cultural competence, Institutional Review Board procedures, emotionally challenging research, gender-based violence in fieldwork, and broader ethical considerations.
“We are so grateful for this partnership with IAEM,” said Lori Peek, principal investigator of CONVERGE and director of the Natural Hazards Center. “We hope this will encourage even more emergency managers, public health practitioners, and other professionals to complete the modules and receive credit for their effort.”
The CONVERGE Training Modules are funded by the National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Geological Survey. Those who are interested in accessing the modules, assignment bank, annotated bibliographies, and other free resources should visit: https://converge.colorado.edu/resources/training-modules.
Questions about continuing education credits should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.