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IS-522: Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics

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 is based on the pandemic continuity tabletop exercise Determined Accord. The course covers fundamental continuity principles and processes but is focused on the special continuity requirements for pandemics. Strategies such as telework and other social distancing strategies are described as well as special protection strategies for first responders, healthcare personnel, and others who have daily contact with the public. The flexible delivery version of this course includes the Determined Accord tabletop exercise based on the recent H1N1 pandemic. In this online version, students watch a discussion among first responders and respond to related questions.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Relate the anticipated conditions and effects of a pandemic influenza to responders and communities.
  • Describe best practices for planning for and responding to a pandemic influenza.
  • Apply knowledge of the anticipated conditions and suggested practices to an activity.
  • Develop next steps for pandemic planning within their agencies or communities.

Primary Audience

The primary audience for this course includes all who may be responsible for developing continuity plans for pandemics.


None, but it is recommended that the students take IS-520, Introduction to Continuity Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenza.



Course Length:

8 hours
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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