CDC Achieves Emergency Management Accreditation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has become the first federal agency to get full accreditation of its emergency management program from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

According to CDC Director Tom Frieden, “CDC’s emergency management program has seen the nation through flu emergencies, multistate foodborne outbreaks, hurricanes and more”.

Accreditation from EMAP requires completion of a six step process, which includes subscription, self-assessment, an application, an on-site assessment, a committee review, and an accreditation decision. This process is followed by regular accreditation maintenance in the form of an annual report for five years, after which time members must go through a reaccreditation process.