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The Crisis Knowledge Management (CKM) Certification Program consists of four, online courses that can be taken at your own pace. As part of each course, you will be provided with a manual with additional insights and resources that are essential when preparing for and recovering from a disaster.

We highly recommend completing the courses in sequential order to fully comprehend the topics that will be covered.

CKM Bundle

The CKM bundle consists of four required courses to earn the CKM Certification:

  • Be the Good News in the Face of Bad News
  • Survival Mindset, Leadership and Communication in Disasters
  • Surviving Disasters of Our Own Making
  • Road to Recovery


These four courses will help you earn your certification faster while saving you money (as compared to taking each course individually). By taking all four courses you will gain an in-depth look into major disasters and what you need to do to prepare yourself, both mentally and physically. Learn how to be ready step-by-step to properly protect yourself, your family, your business and your community.

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Course 1

Be the Good News in the Face of Bad News

This course will give guidance to anyone on how to prepare and manage most major disaster scenarios and how to aid themselves, their families, clients, staff and any others connected to their community. 

This course introduces you to the importance of disaster preparedness, both personally and professionally. In addition to having a disaster preparedness plan, learn what you need to do to prepare your emergency kits and communication plans for both your family and your business. By taking the steps to prepare now, you set a positive example while boosting your professional visibility within your community.

Course 2

Survival Mindset, Leadership and Communication in Disasters

As our world continues to change, it is vitally important to understand how the right mindset, strong leadership skills, and an effective communication plan fosters resiliency and positive action when any disaster strikes. 

This course provides an in-depth look into the importance of developing a resilient mindset to mentally prepare and remain calm when a disaster strikes. Discover how you can be a leader of a disaster team in your community and to turn this leadership into new lead opportunities. 

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Course 3

Surviving Disasters of Our Own Making

Learn about the various man-made disasters and the actions you can take to prepare for, survive, and recover from these disasters. 

This course is designed to help you prepare for most man-made disasters, from pandemics and active shooters to cyberattacks and power outages. The secret to surviving man-made disasters is taking the necessary steps now to prepare. The course examines eight man-made disasters in detail and goes over strategies for preparing, surviving, and recovering. 

Course 4

Road to Recovery

Learn how to successfully navigate post-disaster recovery services including how to best manage insurance policies and mortgage plans. 

This course is designed to help you understand and navigate insurance policies and mortgage plans following a disaster, as well as how best to assist others with their recovery. The path forward can present many challenges and opportunities. Therefore, it is important to have a full understanding of what is covered by insurance, the various options available, and ways to help prepare your community.

Once you have completed all four courses, you will earn the Crisis Knowledge Management (CKM) Certification and be recognized as a CKM Advisor.

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Access to a private group of other CKM Advisors

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Ongoing training information that includes an extensive library

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CKM course materials to offer within your community

CKM Advisor Co Author Disaster Preparedness Book

An opportunity to co-author a best-selling disaster preparedness book

CKM Advisor Co Branded Disaster Preparedness Marketing Materials

Co-branded disaster preparedness marketing collateral for your clients

A digital CKM badge for your website and social media

CKM Advisor Certificate of Completion

Certificate of completion

Once you have completed all four courses, you will earn the Crisis Knowledge Management (CKM) Certification and be recognized as a CKM Advisor.

Icon illustrating that CKM Advisors have access to a private group

Access to a private group of other CKM Advisors

Icon illustrating CKM Advisor access to Training Library

Ongoing training information that includes an extensive library

Icon illustrating CKM Advisor Training Materials

CKM course materials to offer within your community

CKM Advisor Co Author Disaster Preparedness Book

An opportunity to co-author a best-selling disaster preparedness book

CKM Advisor Co Branded Disaster Preparedness Marketing Materials

Co-branded disaster preparedness marketing collateral for your clients

A digital CKM badge for your website and social media

CKM Advisor Certificate of Completion

Certificate of completion