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Certified in Disaster Preparedness, CDP-I®

About the CDP-I® Certification Program

Among our country's pressing needs is disaster preparedness planning for the average American citizen. Every emergency plan requires key personnel to report for duty; however, their ability to report depends on their readiness. Fewer injuries and casualties result when personnel and the general population are prepared for emergencies. Clearly, skill sets in disaster preparedness are essential.

The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, CHS® proudly sponsors the Certified in Disaster Preparedness, CDP-I® certification program. The CDP-I program recognizes essential disaster preparedness knowledge and skills in those with current CDP-I certification.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship (waived for members of the U.S. military)
  • Agreement to uphold the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS) Code of Conduct
  • At least 18 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • No dishonorable discharge from the U.S. military (for U.S. Veterans only)
  • Neither a record of disciplinary action from any state, province or territory, or licensing or certification board within the past 10 years nor a subject under any such investigation
  • One year of experience in emergency preparedness

CDP-I® Certification Program Requirements

The assessment component of the CDP-I program is a certification exam that covers critical aspects of disaster preparedness.
To maintain CDP-I certification, those with CDP-I designation are required to obtain 30 Certification Maintenance Units (CMU) per three-year recertification cycle.

Start the process to earn recognition for your unique skill set in disaster preparedness by applying today!















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