Kelly Boysen, Assistant Vice Chancellor/Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety, has been approved by the Certification Commission of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) to receive the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) credential. The CEM® designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the IAEM, which has in its membership more than 6,000 emergency managers representing professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters. The new class of CEM®'s join the 3,128 other emergency managers who were approved for the designation since January, 1993 bringing the total number of Certified Emergency Managers to 3,150.
IAEM administers the program for the profession, and policy decisions and judgments are made by a Commission of respected professionals in the field. The Certification Commission approved applicants who successfully completed an extensive credentials package, a management essay and a written examination. The credential requirements include experience, references, education, training, and contributions to the profession. To maintain certification, CEM® recipients must submit additional training and contributions to the profession to recertify every five years.