Federal Emergency Management Agency | Emergency Management Institute

Search form

search button

On April 1st, 2015 the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) will begin to use the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number when submitting your Independent Study (IS) final exam. You must continue to use your SSN or Alternate ID number until April 1st; however, we recommend registering a FEMA SID today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.

IS-526: Mission Essential Functions (MEF) Workshop

Course Date


Course Overview

The MEF Workshop is to assist Federal, State, Territorial, Local and Tribal levels of government continuity personnel develop Essential Functions to support continuity of essential operations during and following a significant disruption to normal operations and reconstitution.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the MEF workshop, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Begin the process to identify essential functions Recognize and incorporate the all key elements of a viable continuity capability into an outline for their continuity plan.
  • Identify mission essential functions, identify essential supporting activities Recognize factors that affect plan maintenance and distribution strategies based upon factors identified through best practices, requirements and guidance.
  • Conduct a business process analysis
  • Conduct a business impact analysis
  • Develop a mitigation strategy to reduce risk

Primary Audience

Federal, State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal government employees responsible for managing a Continuity of Operations Program. There is no stipend for non-federal attendees.





Course Length:

6 hours
Take This Course
Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
Back to Top