Inclusive Emergency Planning Certificate

This non-credit certificate in emergency preparedness is for emergency planners in emergency medical services, healthcare, public health, and public safety. It focuses on including the diverse needs of all members in the community in planning for mitigation, response, and recovery. Learn how to:

  • Appraise the scope of population diversity to mitigate the impact of threats and hazards on these individuals
  • Examine the access and functional needs of those individuals
  • Recommend how to incorporate access and functional needs into emergency management functions in preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation
  • Support organizations and communities to address gaps in preparedness for the impacts of threats and hazards to preserve and promote public health and safety


This certificate is completed as a series of courses offered through the DelValle Institute (40 hours) and the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (105 hours).

Required Courses

You must complete 40 hours of training in required courses. Please go to for a list of required courses that are offered by the DelValle Institute for $0.


Choose 3 of the following online courses (offered by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies):

Fall 2016
Registration for Fall 2016 is open.

Courses Dates Fee Registration *
PRFTRN102 Reconstruction after the Cameras Have Gone Sep 12 - Dec 9 $750 CANCELLED
PRFTRN104 Human Dignity, Human Rights and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction Sep 12 - Dec 9 $750
PRFTRN114 Independent Study Sep 12 - Dec 9 $750 CANCELLED
PROJMGT002 Practical Project Management Sep 12 - Dec 9 $1160

* To register: Click the "Register" button to the right of the course. Go to checkout and submit the "Non-credit Courses" form.

More Information

For additional certificate information, please contact:

Professor Adenrele Awotona
University of Massachusetts Boston

Mea Allen
Boston Public Health Commission/Boston EMS

In Collaboration

This certificate is offered by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies in collaboration with:

  • the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD) at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

  • The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness.