HOW TO GET
CERTIFIED?

Ascend Certificate

HOW TO GET
CERTIFIED?

ASCEND Certification Benefits

ASCEND certified professionals will have their knowledge and experience acknowledged by the ASEAN disaster management authorities and the AHA Centre. The certification system will generate a pool of disaster management experts ready to be mobilised, leading to a faster and better response. Furthermore, it will help continuous learning and career progression of professionals in the disaster management sector.

ASCEND certified professionals will have their knowledge and experience acknowledged by the ASEAN disaster management authorities and the AHA Centre. The certification system will generate a pool of disaster management experts ready to be mobilised, leading to a faster and better response. Furthermore, it will help continuous learning and career progression of professionals in the disaster management sector.

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Capacity
Development

ASCEND can lead to the improvement of the standards, knowledge, and skills of ASEAN’s human resources in disaster management to help make the ASEAN a disaster-ready community.

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Disaster
Preparedness

The regional standards and certification system will help ASEAN countries at risk from major disasters in determining the skills and expertise of incoming assisting teams if needed. On the other hand, the assisting countries can mobilise the required resources faster, while ensuring that the quality is meeting the ASEAN standards.

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Regional Reference
for Institution and Individual

Disaster management institutions/organisations can use ASCEND competency standards as a credible reference to guide the development of their training programme. As for the individuals, the certification will help in continuous learning and career progression in the disaster management sector.

Steps to Get Certified

CHOOSE
PROFESSION

Choose the type of profession for your ASCEND certification.

EQUIP
YOURSELF

Download and learn the relevant Learner’s Guide documents according to your chosen Certification Scheme.

GET YOURSELF
REGISTERED

Go to Registration Page and signup yourself for certification.

SUBMIT
APPLICATION

Submit your application form with all the required documents.

RECEIVE
SCHEDULE

You will receive your assessment schedule if you are eligible.

TAKE
THE ASSESSMENT

Take the assessment on the scheduled date.

The project “Operationalising the ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management (ASCEND)” is part of the AADMER Work Programme 2021-2025, and will contribute to the realisation of ASEAN’s goal to become a global leader in disaster management by 2025, as articulated in the ASEAN Vision 2025 on Disaster Management. The AHA Centre implements the ASCEND development project in collaboration with the Korean National Fire Agency (KNFA), and with support from the ASEAN Secretariat and the Government of the Republic of Korea.

This website was created and maintained with the financial support of the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund. Its content are the sole responsibility of the AHA Centre and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund.

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