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IS-546.A: Continuity of Operations Awareness Course

Course Date

10/31/2013*

*This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 31, 2013. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

Course Overview

This course introduces students to the concept of continuity planning.  The course provides a brief overview of continuity, including its definition, the legal basis for continuity planning, the Continuity Program Management Cycle, and essential elements of a viable continuity program.

Although this course directly addresses continuity requirements for Federal Executive branch organizations, the course is also useful to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define continuity of operations.
  • Identify the legal basis for continuity of operations.
  • Explain the Continuity Program Management Cycle.
  • Describe the elements of a viable continuity program.

Primary Audience

The primary audiences for this course are personnel at any level of government, representatives from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), or representatives from private industry who may have a need for a basic understanding of continuity of operations.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.1

Course Length:

1 hour