Overview

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) offers a variety of emergency management courses specifically for elected officials and public service employees. These courses are held in a classroom setting or online.

Course catalogue

AEMA Training Calendar

View upcoming course dates and details on the AEMA Training Calendar.

Information for students

See the ICS Canada Course, Student and Instructor Standards document (PDF, 240 KB) for more information.

Elected officials

The following presentation provides an overview of Alberta’s emergency management framework and outlines MLAs’ emergency management roles and responsibilities.
The presentation helps MLAs:

  • become familiar with the emergency management framework including the management roles of different levels of government, officials and stakeholders
  • understand their roles and responsibilities during emergencies and disasters
  • support consistent and accurate messaging during emergencies and disasters

Emergency Management Framework Presentation (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Emergency Management Framework Presentation Notes (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Information for instructors

See the ICS Canada Course, Student and Instructor Standards (PDF, 506 KB). Instructor and student material can be found under the Course tab on the ICS Canada website.
ICS Instructor Qualification Application (PDF, 83 KB)
ICS Canada instructor application form (PDF, 83 KB)

Please review the instructor standards document mentioned above before completing the ICS instructor application form. Send completed forms to:

ICS Alberta
c/o Training Coordinator
Municipal Affairs
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
200 Park Plaza, 10611 - 98 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 2P7
Fax: 780-644-1044
Email: aema@gov.ab.ca

Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation training requirements

Emergency management training is required by legislation for:

  • municipal elected officials
  • Métis Settlement officials
  • improvement district councillors
  • special area board members
  • directors of emergency management
  • employees who have been assigned responsibilities respecting the implementation of a community’s emergency management plan

Required courses and deadlines

Municipalities and Métis Settlements

All municipal and Métis settlement elected officials must take the Municipal Elected Officials Course within 90 days of being appointed or by January 1, 2021, whichever is later.

Improvement Districts

If a council has been established, each councillor must complete the Municipal Elected Officials Course within 90 days of being appointed or by January 1, 2021, whichever is later.

If a council hasn’t been established, each person to whom the Minister has delegated powers or duties under the Emergency Management Act as a local authority must complete the course within 90 days of being delegated those powers or duties or by January 1, 2021, whichever is later.

Special Areas Board

Special Area Board members must take the Municipal Elected Officials Course within 90 days of being appointed or by January 1, 2021, which is later.

Directors of Emergency Management

The following courses must be completed within 18 months of being appointed as the director of a local authority’s emergency management agency, or by July 1, 2020, whichever is later:

Employees

Employees who’ve been assigned responsibilities respecting the implementation of the local authority’s emergency plan must complete the following courses within 6 months of being identified for this role, or by January 1, 2020, whichever is later:

Contact

To connect with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-9000
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-644-1044
Email: aema@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
14515 122 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 2W4