Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Emergency Management training is offered at community colleges across the state to meet the workforce training needs of Emergency Management personnel, including county and state emergency managers and associated emergency response personnel and volunteers.


Community College Code Enforcement Classes:


EM Certifications:

Many community college classes prepare students for state-recognized certification. Local college program coordinators can provide information on these courses and any related requirements. In addition, information on North Carolina’s Emergency Management training requirements may be found here:


Community College Contacts:

For more information, please email us at publicsafetytraining@nccommunitycolleges.edu.  For questions about specific local college training courses, please contact the college directly.  A listing of colleges may be found on this website (Find a College). 

Emergency Management education is also provided through curriculum degree programs at colleges across the state.  For a list of colleges offering associate degree programs, please consult the NCCCS Education Catalog at http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/academic-programs/education-catalog.


Waiver of Training Registration Fees

The NC Legislature authorizes NC community colleges to waive the registration fees of authorized public safety personnel for selected/eligible training courses. Your local community college will have additional details.

Individual college forms and processes may vary, but all colleges fall under the guidance found in the most current State Board of Community Colleges (SBCC) policies on tuition and fee waivers:  https://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/numbered-memos/cc18-053.


The primary System Office contact for public safety training fee waivers is Tracy McPherson, Director of Public Safety Training Programs, at mcphersont@nccommunitycolleges.edu.