Changes to FEMA's Advanced Professional Services (APS) Requirement Electives

Per DEM's Training Officer, Robyn Knappe, the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) requirement electives have changed slightly by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). Robyn notes that, in the future, they are going to no longer honor ICS 400 as a elective and it has been removed. In addition, EMI has added Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program. If you or anyone you know, is in process and 1-2 classes away from acquiring their APS, please email Robyn their name to and she will then submit their APS certificates and request letter requesting them to be grand fathered under the program prior to May 2010. To view the new requirements please go to: and to view the APS forms, you can access them at