Program Overview

Our “Preparing the States: Implementing Continuity of Operations Planning” course is available for delivery. Participants will be trained in the development and implementation of Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans. This course is certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Preparedness Directorate, Training and Exercise Division.

The course is geared toward state, local, and tribal emergency planners, or other personnel involved in COOP planning. A COOP plan enables governments and jurisdictions to preserve, maintain and/or reconstitute their capability to perform their essential functions in the event of any disaster or emergency that could potentially disrupt government/jurisdiction/private-sector operations and services.

This course is two days (MGT 331) with an optional half day Train-the-Trainer course (MGT 331-1). It is designed to equip participants with the tools necessary to develop and maintain successful COOP plans and to train other personnel in COOP planning that conforms to FEMA guidelines under new Federal Guidance, Federal Continuity Directives 1 and 2. The course goals are derived from the Nationwide Plan Review, the National Preparedness Goal, and the Target Capabilities List.

If you are interested in attending this course or scheduling a delivery in your jurisdiction, please contact CHHS or your DHS State Administrative Agency Point of Contact.

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