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IS-548: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Manager

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.

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Course Overview

This course describes the requirements for developing a continuity program as prescribed in Federal Continuity Directive (FCD) 1, Federal Executive Branch National Continuity Program and Requirements. The course covers program requirements and elements and support requirements and describes the roles and responsibilities of the Continuity Program Manager and other key players in developing a viable continuity program.

Although this course directly addresses continuity requirements for Federal Executive branch organizations, the course also useful to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define continuity of operations.
  • Explain the benefits of developing a viable continuity program.
  • Identify the elements of a viable continuity program.
  • Identify processes, resources, and tasks necessary to implement and manage a successful continuity program.

Primary Audience

The primary audience for this course is personnel who may serve as Continuity Program Managers in their organizations.


  • IS-546, Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course
  • IS-547, Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP)



Course Length:

4 hours
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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