In January 2017, RIAEM’s Professional Development Committee will launch a new mentorship program that pairs new emergency managers with seasoned professionals. This one-year program will provide mentees with hands-on experience in different areas of emergency management. By the end of the mentorship, participants will also fulfill many of the requirements for Basic certification in RIAEM’s Professional Certification Program (PCP). The RIAEM Mentorship Experience will be open to emergency management professionals of all ages and backgrounds. This includes recent college graduates interested in emergency management as well as more advanced professionals transitioning to emergency management from other disciplines.