TIEMS believes that education and training is the key to improved resilience worldwide.TIEMS is therefore offering a comprehensive international education, training and certification program. TIEMS wants to promote an internationally shared understanding of emergency management elements, qualifications, and terminology, and this is embedded in  TIEMS TQC Certification, or the full name; TIEMS TQC International Certification – Operations and Good Practise.
TQC stands for – TIEMS QIEDM Certification  where QIEMD is Qualifications in International Emergency and Disaster Management.
TQC Mission and Vision
  • To promote the development of certification of internationally accepted good practices of global emergency and disaster management methodologies and good practices. Furthermore, to encourage collaboration in the spheres of scientific, critical thinking, humanitarian and economic activities relating to international emergency and disaster management, preparedness, risk reduction, response and recovery
  • The TIEMS TQC Certification is to be the leading international emergency and disaster management certification program
  • The TIEMS TQC Certification shall promote an international agreement of standardization of emergency and disaster management operations and good practice

 TIEMS TQC Certification

  • The TQC Curriculum will be comprised of both theoretical and practical courses and hands on training
  • Courses will be offered by TIEMS in cooperation with Universities and Training Institutions worldwide
  • Participants must receive a passing grade on the TQC certification exam
  • TIEMS Chapters will be responsible for adding local/national competences

Once a review is performed of all submitted documentation and a passing grade is achieved on the certification exam, the TIEMS TQC Certification Diploma will be awarded by TIEMS TQC Certification Body.

Recertification will be required every three (3) years.

TIEMS 2019 TQC Logo update

 TQC Applicants Requirements

  • Being Certified in Emergency Management/Disaster Response or Similar by Another Certifying Institution Approved by TIEMS
  • Document a Practical or Theoretical Background in Emergency and Disaster Management for a minimum of 4 years
  • Provide a Letter of Recommendation to TIEMS TQC Program from a Current or Former Employer

TQC Certification Process

The below figure shows the TQC certification process, from the candidates application to the candidate is awarded the TQC Certification Diploma, through the following TIEMS TQC Certification Structure:

  • TIEMS TQC Certification Body; Chaired by TIEMS President, K. Harald Drager, Norway
  • TIEMS TQC Compliance Body; Chaired by TIEMS Regional Director for North America, Thomas Robertson, USA
  • TIEMS TQC Certification Examination Body; Chaired by TIEMS Regional Director for Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, Neil Dufty, Australia

 TQC Document Flow ver2

TIEMS TQC Certification Objectives

  • Availability Globally
  • Web-based On-Line
  • Low Cost
  • A Common Understanding of Emergency and Disaster Management
  • The Common Language is English, but local language adaption in TIEMS Chapter Countries
  • Lessons Learned Focus
  • State-of-the-Art and Up-to-Date
 On-Line Application to be TIEMS TQC Certified
Links to Details of TIEMS TQC Certification
Background Information

TIEMS has concluded a survey, which asked the international emergency management and disaster response community experts to give their opinion on content and structure of TIEMS TQC Certification, and the report with the conclusions  of this survey is find below.

TQC Survey Findings