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IS-2000: National Preparedness Goal and System Overview

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Course Overview

This course provides an overview of the National Preparedness Goal and the National Preparedness System. The foundation of this course is the National Preparedness Goal which identifies the Nation’s core capabilities required for executing the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. This course also focuses on the National Preparedness System that builds on current efforts, many of which are based on the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act and other statutes. Implementing the National Preparedness System allows our Nation to work together to prepare for and address any threat or hazard. The goal of this course is to familiarize participants with the National Preparedness Goal and the six main components of the National Preparedness System.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Explain the core capabilities within the context of the National Preparedness Goal
  • Discuss the National Preparedness System

Primary Audience

Individuals with emergency management responsibilities including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.





Course Length:

2 hours
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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