Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) is a fundamental preparedness tool used to recover from disasters and emergencies affecting a jurisdiction. IEMA’s COOP-Basic course ensures that staff responsible for planning, training, response, and recovery to/from a disaster can safely and efficiently carry out time sensitive actions.
Curricula will include instruction on COOP fundamentals, terminology, identification of essential functions, and an orientation to critical processes and facilities. Upon completion, participants will be provided with COOP templates, forms, and reference material for use within a jurisdiction.
Course Length: 8 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 t the class start time.
Prerequisite: FEMA Independent Study Course, Continuity of Operations Awareness (IS-546.a) must be completed prior to attending the course and a copy of the certificated must be forwarded to the IEMA training office before you will be allowed to take the courseroom portion of the class. Fax certificates to 217/557-1978 or email to the training office.
Target Audience/Discipline: COOP – Basic is intended for personnel having a responsibility to develop, train, exercise, and activate COOP within a jurisdiction.
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.