Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) ensures that executive and senior level personnel and departments are capable of continued performance under a broad range of circumstances. IEMA’s COOP Manager Course is designed to enable senior staff with the ability to anticipate events and response actions; adapt to sudden changes in operational environments; improve performance through identification of critical functions and processes; and improve communication in support of critical functions and processes on administrative, budgetary, and preparedness platforms.
Curriculum will include planning considerations for preparedness, activation, and reconstitution. Attendees will share expertise and begin initial development of COOP through use of illustrated lecture and practical applications. Upon completion, participants will be provided with COOP templates, forms, and reference material for use within a jurisdiction.
Course Length: 6 hours
Course Timeline: Review the training calendar to identify the timeline for the specific class you will be attending. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.
Prerequisite: FEMA Independent Study Courses, Introduction to Continuity of Operations (IS-547.a) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Manager (IS-548) must be completed prior to attending the class. A copy of the certificate must be on file with the IEMA training office before you will be allowed to take the classroom portion of the class. Please fax certificates to 217/557-1978 or email to the training office.
Target Audience/Discipline: COOP – Managers training is focused on personnel having responsibility for administration, development, and implementation of COOP prior to and during emergencies.
Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.
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.