Accelerated Bachelor in Emergency Response and Risk Management; join each month in 2022

This programme is led by Associate Professor Todd De Voe, TEDx speaker, key contributor to the Campus Crisis Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners leading emergency management specialist from the University of California, Irvine & Founder of the EM Podcast & Stitch Radio

Who is this programme for?

This programme is for those emergency management professionals who seek to master the ability to respond effectively when keeping populations safe, mitigating losses, and ensuring the reliable continuity of essential services and businesses. If you have a recognised industry certificate or standard, and a AA degree (minimum) this highly sought-after international qualification prepares professionals to enter or advance their career in this rewarding and high demand field. You could be working or aim to work, in a federal, state or local emergency preparedness or response organisation. Emergency management could be something you hold responsibility for in your business or corporation. In any case, this programme provides you an opportunity to:

  • develop high-level analysis and response skills
  • grow your professional network
  • gain an international qualification
  • gain and implement ethical research skills in an area of your own interest
Course Syllabus
  • 6DSI-Social Issues
  • 5IAP-Incident Action Planning
  • Research Skills
  • Industry Project
  • 6CDV-Community Vulnerability and Resilience
  • Research Ethics
  • Professional Portfolio


This programme is also accredited at Level 6 (bachelor degree) in the United Kingdom by NOCN & One Awards, the leading end-point assessment organisation for OfQual and QAA.

Course Schedule

Orientation & first class is February 18th 2021, with Todd De Voe, MPA, CEM, Associate Professor of Emergency Management.

This accelerated programme is delivered weekly on Thursday nights 7PM – 830PM (Pacific Time) via Google Meet. All assessments and course materials are facilitated in Google Classroom, allowing anywhere-anytime access. Students have 18-months to complete this accelerated programme (instructional classes are nine months with a further nine months for completion of the project and submission of the portfolio, with support from the UARD team).


Feb 18th 2021 to November first week – classes with AP De Voe

December 2021 to June 2022 – completion of Research Project & Portfolio

Entry Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate prior academic success and industry participation in the following ways:

  1. Minimum two-year Associate Degree from a recognised institution, or equivalent
  2. Minimum two-years emergency response or risk management involvement in a voluntary, community or employment role

Recognition of Prior Learning for Acceptance

Our students come to us from a variety of industries. For example, you may have worked or be working in the Oil & Gas sector and have completed OPITO standard assessments. You may also have served in the Red Cross or in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s deployment units and gained significant experience or certifications. These can be included in your application to enter the Accelerated Bachelor programme.

Additionally, you may have worked in a fire safety organisation and completed a hazardous materials or fire rescue programme with TEEX Texas A&M’s Extension Service. These highly rigorous, quality training certifications may also be included in your application to enter the Accelerated Bachelor programme.

Your professional experiences may included accredited training with the International Well Control Forum, the National Fire Protection Association or the International Institute and hold a IFE Level 5 Diploma in Fire Engineering Design or IFE Level 5 Award in Fire Investigation: Theory and Practice, for example.

Academic Credit & Fees Schedule

The full Bachelor of Emergency Response & Risk Management is a 3 to 4 year, 360-credit point programme with tuition fees of $25,000. The Accelerated Bachelor is a 96-credit programme, for students with extensive industry experience, prior academic success and a record of prior learning in ERRM. UARD has received substantial sponsorship and support from our accrediting bodies and industry experts. This has enabled AP Todd De Voe to create a highly attractive programme and tuition commitment.

The Accelerated Bachelor is a 96-credit programme, completed after an application process that considers your previous AA degree, recognition of prior learning and industry certifications. Course fees may be paid per-course or in full at the start of the programme. The programme fees if paid in full is $6000. The per-course fees (slightly higher) are as follows:

  • 6CDV-Community Vulnerability and Resilience 12 credits $800
  • Research Ethics 12 credits $800
  • 6DSI-Social Issues 12 credits $800
  • 5IAP-Incident Action Planning 12 credits $800
  • Research Skills 12 credits $800
  • Industry Research Project 24 credits $1600
  • Professional Portfolio 12 credits $800

Application – contact us to find out more

Direct Enrolment

Already spoken to us? Ready to submit your enrolment application? Simply click this link and begin the process right now! We start on Feb 18th 2021 with Associate Professor Todd De Voe.

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