Daniels Earns National Homeland Security Certification

07/16/2012
Contact: Beverly James
Phone: 678-891-2686
Fax: 678-891-2966
Author: Beverly James

For Immediate Release

Georgia Perimeter College instructor Derwin Daniels is one of 71 candidates nationwide who received the Certified Emergency Manager certification. The credential is administered by the International Association of Emergency Managers.

The CEM designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the organization. IAEM has 5,000 members from local, state, federal and military units.

Applicants for the CEM designation must complete an extensive credentials package, write a management essay that is a response to a hypothetical scenario as an emergency manager, and take a written examination.       To maintain certification, CEM recipients must submit every five years proof of additional training and contributions to the profession.

Daniels, a former firefighter, fire investigator and inspector, taught fire management at GPC for 13 years. Recently, he was named coordinator of the Homeland Security/Emergency Management program at Georgia Perimeter. In addition, Daniels teaches homeland security/emergency management to TSA agents at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

“The Certified Emergency Manager designation is quite an honor for me to be one of 26 in the state of Georgia and to be recognized worldwide,” Daniels said.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 25,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.