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IS-547.A: Introduction to Continuity of Operations

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 is to be completed after taking the IS-546.a - Continuity of Operations Awareness Course. The IS 547.a course describes the Continuity Management Cycle and how it should be used to develop sound continuity of operations plans.

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, the participants will be able to:

  • Define Continuity of Operations.
  • Identify the legal basis for Continuity of Operations.
  • Describe the structure of the continuity planning team.
  • Explain the continuity program management cycle.
  • Identify the phases of continuity.
  • Recognize the steps in the continuity planning model.

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

IS-546.a, Continuity of Operations Awareness Course

CEUs:

0.2

Course Length:

2 hours