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  • FEMA Continuity Excellence Series

    The Continuity Excellence Series is dedicated to recognizing and enhancing excellence in the development and implementation of Continuity programs. The Series provides a curriculum for certification as either a Professional Continuity Practitioner (Level I) or Master Continuity Practitioner (Level II).

    Courses in the Continuity of Operations Curriculum tie in with the National Response Framework and will help federal, state, local and tribal officials and medical personnel plan for and maintain operations in order to continue providing critical services to their stakeholders following a disaster.


    Continuity Excellence Series Level I

    Applicant must complete the following courses in any order unless specified as prerequisite to another course on the list:

    IS 546 or IS 546.a: COOP Awareness Course
    IS 547 or IS 547.a: Introduction to COOP
    IS 242 or equivalent E/L/G course: Effective Communication
    E/L 548 or IS 548: COOP Manager’s T-t-T Course or E/G/L 549: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Manager Course or MGT 331 University of Maryland Preparing the States Continuity Courses
    E/L/G 550: COOP Planner’s T-t-T Workshop
    IS 100: Intro to Incident Command System (ICS) or ICS 100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) or ICS 200: Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
    IS 230 or equivalent E/L course: Principles of Emergency Management or IS 230.a: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
    IS 700.a: Intro to National Incident Management System (NIMS) or IS 700
    IS 800.b: A National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
    E 136 or IS 139: Exercise Development Course/Exercise Design Course/or COOP Exercise Design/Development T-t-T Course
    Complete attendance in continuity exercise Pandemic Influenza (PI) Determined Accord Workshop or IS 520: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas and IS 522: Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemic Course (both Independent Study courses are required)

    ** NARA/CoSA Vital Records Training (optional, recommended)

    Master Continuity Practitioner

    Continuity Excellence Series Level II

    Applicant must complete the following courses and activities in any order, but the exam can only be completed after all other requirements have been met:

    Applicants must attain a Continuity Excellence Series – Level I, Professional Continuity Practitioner
    IS 130: Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning or E132 (limited to EMI Resident MEPP candidates) or G130: Exercise Evaluation
    IS 240 or equivalent E/L/G course: Leadership and Influence
    E/L/G or IS 551: Devolution Planning Workshop
    E/L 262: Instructional Delivery for Subject Matter Experts or G265: Instructional Delivery Skills (formerly G261: Instructional Presentation Skills) or E 605: Instructional Delivery

    *** Instruct E/L/G or IS 548 COOP Manager’s T-t-T Course
    *** Facilitate IS 551: Devolution Planning Workshop or Determined Accord Pandemic Preparedness Workshop for Continuity Managers (*See note below)
    *** Written Comprehensive Exam (150 questions) – Applicants are eligible to take the comprehensive exam once they have met all other Level II requirements
    *Course credit is authorized for flexible instructional delivery, i.e. local resident instruction with students completing IS exam. All Independent Study (IS) courses can found at http://training.fema.gov/is and by clicking on ISP COURSE LIST.


    Continuity Practitioner Certificates

    The FEMA Emergency Management Institute will issue all certificates

    Level I and Level II requests must be accompanied by copies of all required course certificates

    Send certificate requests and copies of certificates to mailbox [email protected]

    or mail to
    FEMA HQ, National Continuity Programs (NCP)
    Attn: Training Manager (Room 515)
    500 C Street SW
    Washington, DC 20472

    Please include your name, organization, work address, email address and phone number

    Expect to wait up to 8 weeks to receive your certificate

    If you have questions about the FEMA National Continuity Program training or the schedule of off-site Continuity courses (L548, L550 or L551), please contact: Willie York at [email protected] or 202-646-4163.

    (Sgt Jon Notes: while most of the core corses are available through the FEMA Online Program, some are in-class programs; contact your State Emergency Management Office for dates or troll through the FEMA site for updates and dates)
    Originally posted by SSD
    It has long been the tradition on this forum and as well as professionally not to second guess or Monday morning QB the officer's who were actually on-scene and had to make the decision. That being said, I don't think that your discussion will go very far on this board.
    Originally posted by Iowa #1603
    And now you are arguing about not arguing..................

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