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ISO 22320 Lead Emergency Manager

The ISO 22320 Lead Emergency Manager training course enables you to increase your knowledge of the components and operations of emergency management and its processes by following the guidelines provided in ISO 22320. During this training, you will learn about the effective emergency management operation based on incident management process and planning, coordination, and cooperation. 

After attending this training course, you can sit for the exam, and if you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 22320 Lead Emergency Manager” credential. By holding this certificate you will be able to demonstrate that you have a comprehensive understanding of the ISO 22320 principles, incident management recommendations, and the importance of cooperation of different departments or levels within an organization.

Who should attend?

  • Members accountable for, or participating in incident prevention and resilience preparations
  • Professionals researching in the field of incident response, information and communication
  • Staff involved in establishing multi-agency or multi-organizational coordination and cooperation for incident response
  • Staff involved in developing information and communication systems for incident response
  • Professionals in charge to communicate and contact with the public

Learning objectives

  • Understand the components and operations of emergency management and its processes conform to ISO 22320
  • Analyse the goal, content and correlation between ISO 22320,  emergency and incident management standards and regulations
  • Master the concepts, approaches, standards for an effective operation of an emergency management system

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in the emergency management programs based on ISO 22320.
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical examples based on case studies.
  • The participants are encouraged to intercommunicate and engage in discussions and exercises. 
  • Exercise questions are similar to the certification exam questions.


Participants attending this training course are required to have a fundamental understanding of the ISO 22320 principles and incident management process.

Course agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO 22320 and overview of Emergency Management

Day 2: Preparation , prevention, mitigation and detection of incidents 

Day 3: Incident decision making

Day 4: Recovery and maintenance of incidents

Day 5: Certification exam


The “PECB Certified ISO 22320 Lead Emergency Manager” exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles of emergency management

Domain 2: Incident preparedness

Domain 3: Incident prevention

Domain 4: Incident detection

Domain 5: Incident mitigation

Domain 6: Incident recovery

Domain 7: Incident maintenance

In case candidates fail the exam, they can retake the exam within twelve months following the initial exam for free. 

*Note: This applies only to the candidates who have attended the training course.

For detailed information on the PECB examination process, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.


Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. Certification fees are included in the exam price.

For more information about the certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB Emergency Manager certifications are:

General Information

  • Participants will be provided with the training material containing over 450 pages of explanatory information and practical examples.
  • The Attendance Record worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.

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Training Days
CPD Certification
Exam Duration hours
Retake Exam
Language : English
Type : Classroom
Certification Fees: N/A
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