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NJCEM Exam Dates

You must submit your NJCEM application FIRST and pay your application fee BEFORE you are eligible to sit for the NJCEM exam.  You can, however, register for an exam date in advance.  Application and payment will be verified prior to the exam date.


The exam is 100 multiple choice and true/false questions.  You will have 2 hours to complete the exam with a passing score of 80%.  Exams are scored immediately.   The 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

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, IS271, IS235, IS393, IS559, IS120, IS362, IS242, and IS230

Please direct all questions and concerns to the NJCEM Administrator, at

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