NJCEM Exam Dates and Locations
You must submit your NJCEM application FIRST and pay your application fee BEFORE you are eligible to sit for the NJCEM written exam. You can, however, register for an exam date in advance. Application and payment will be verified upon arriving at the exam location.
You must register for the written exam; no walk-in's will be accepted! Your application status and payment will be verified before you are allowed into the testing location.
The written exam is 100 multiple choice and true/false questions in paper format. You will have 2 hours to complete the exam with a passing score of 80%. Exams are not scored immediately. The written exam focuses on entry-level emergency management knowledge with an emphasis on New Jersey. There is no formal study guide for the exam, however, the list of recommended publications below will assist in your review.
Recommended Publications for Your Review
Fundamentals of Emergency Management by Lindell, Prater, Perry
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended
NFPA 1600: Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management
National Incident Management System
National Response Framework
National Disaster Recovery Framework
National Mitigation Framework
National Prevention Framework
National Protection Framework
NJOEM Emergency Management Directives
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
FEMA Independent Study Courses IS2200, IS271a, IS454, IS235c, IS393b, IS559, IS120c, IS362a, IS242b, and IS230d
Please direct all questions and concerns to Joe Allen, the NJCEM Administrator, at