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Learn how to apply your basic training to support disaster survivors at the local, state, national, tribal, and territorial levels, conduct disaster site inspections, implement emergency protective measures, and repair disaster-related damage. And, you’ll learn how to stop damage before it starts with hazard mitigation measures taken during the recovery process.

Career Details


Students in Advanced Emergency Management are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn how to visit damaged facilities and ensure incident-related damage is accurately recorded.
  • Conduct virtual site inspections.
  • Establish and maintain positive working conditions with disaster survivors and communities.
  • Fulfill requests for supplies, equipment, personnel, teams, services, or commodities.

Career Options

There is potential for immediate employment once you graduate. All Advanced Emergency Management Training students will have the opportunity to apply for many positions with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state and local agencies prior to completing the training.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • A written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete a Job Corps basic career technical training program.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

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National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Communication skills
Organizational skills

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