The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) for its excellence in emergency management. CDC is the first federal agency to attain full accreditation of its emergency management program.
Accreditation means a program has completed the six step EMAP process, including a self-assessment, an on-site appraisal and a committee review. The on-site assessment and follow-up report includes a summary of compliance against 64 EMAP standards set out in the Emergency Management Standard.
Since 1997, EMAP’s independent assessors and program review committee evaluates local, state and national emergency management programs to ensure they meet nationally set standards for emergency management and promote consistent quality of in emergency management programs. The cost of accreditation is $50,000 and is valid for five years.
Thirty one states, the District of Columbia and 14 cities and counties in the United States are accredited.
Learn more from the CDC.
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