The Graduate Certificate Program in International Disaster and Emergency Management offers professional education for graduate students planning careers in government or non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and for practitioners in the field seeking to broaden their knowledge and skills. It provides the tools to manage disasters and address difficult public policy issues facing public and private sector officials, with a regional focus on Asia and the Pacific region. The new certificate program provides a professional credential for disaster and emergency managers preparing to apply for the International Certified Emergency Manager (ICEM) program; and the American College of Contingency Planners certification (ACCP). It also provides emergency responders and public health personnel a context for how their professions fit into the national, state, and local emergency management systems from a domestic and international perspective.
Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Hawai‘i Pacific University has been designated as a State Approved Teacher Education (SATE) institution by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB), and approved for Veterans’ benefits and authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.