The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) offers a variety of emergency management courses specifically for elected officials and public service employees. Take these courses online or in a classroom setting.
- Municipal Elected Officials (MEO) (PDF, 134 KB) (1/2 day)
- Basic Emergency Management (BEM) (PDF, 134 KB) (1 day)
- Emergency Social Services (ESS) (PDF, 135 KB) (1 or 1.5 days)
- Emergency Coordination Centre (PDF, 134 KB) (2 days)
- Scribing for Emergency Management (PDF, 134 KB) (1/2 day)
- Director of Emergency Management (PDF, 136 KB) (1 day)
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.
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:
c/o Training Coordinator
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
200 Park Plaza, 10611 – 98 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 2P7
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.
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:
- Online courses – Basic Emergency Management
- Online courses – Incident Command System (100, 200 and 300)
- Director of Emergency Management Course (PDF, 136 KB)
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:
To connect with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
14515 122 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2W4