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This RECENTLY REVISED two day course provides a basic overview of the HSEEP exercise process. The goal of the course is to provide professionals with a set of guiding principles for exercise programs, as well as a common approach to exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. Through the use of HSEEP, exercise program managers can develop, execute, and evaluate exercises that address the priorities established by their organizationís leaders.

Course Length: 16 hours

Course Manager: Doug Downey

Course Timeline: This is a two day course. 8:30am - 5pm. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Registration Information: To obtain a FEMA SID number: go to and then register for the course being offered in your area on the IEMA training website

Prerequisite: FEMA Independent Study IS 120.a- An Introduction to Exercises must be completed prior to attending the course and a copy of the certificate brought to class with you. If you do not have the certificate, you will not be allowed to attend class. It is also recommended that you complete IS 130 - Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning. All students will also be required to obtain a FEMA SID number and bring that number to class with you. You must attend at least 90% of the course and pass a post-test to receive credit for this course, per FEMA guidelines.

Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials, volunteer and other agency officials involved in emergency management who are responsible for an exercise program, serve as a member of an exercise planning team and /or fulfill a role in one of the following areas of the exercise design process: design, development, conduct, evaluation or improvement process for an exercise.

Scheduled Classes:
Date Location
Oct 29-30, 2014IEMA Dirksen Facility**
Nov 17-18, 2014IEMA Dirksen Facility**
Feb 3-4, 2015Paris**

** No lodging available

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.




Exercise Information
FEMA Independent Study Program
Illinois Professional Emergency Manager Program
Illinois Professional Development Series
2013 IEMA Conference
Out-of-State Training Opportunities
Hazardous Materials Training Webpage
School & Campus Security Training
ICS 300 & 400 Training
FEMA Higher Education Project

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