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Notice: Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register for one today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid. Please do not contact the Independent Study program office as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.
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This course is currently being reviewed and revised to incorporate recent changes to Federal Continuity Directives 1 and 2 (FCD-1 & 2) and Continuity Guidance Circulars 1 and 2 (CGC 1 & 2). This course will remain available for completion until the revised course is implemented.
This course is based on the pandemic continuity tabletop exercise Determined Accord. The course covers fundamental continuity principles and processes but is focused on the special continuity requirements for pandemics. Strategies such as telework and other social distancing strategies are described as well as special protection strategies for first responders, healthcare personnel, and others who have daily contact with the public. The flexible delivery version of this course includes the Determined Accord tabletop exercise based on the recent H1N1 pandemic. In this online version, students watch a discussion among first responders and respond to related questions.
At the conclusion of this course, the students should be able to:
The primary audience for this course includes all who may be responsible for developing continuity plans for pandemics.
None, but it is recommended that the students take IS-520, Introduction to Continuity Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenza.