Continuity Excellence Series - Professional and Master Practitioner Continuity Certificate Programs

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FEMA's National Continuity Programs (NCP) has designed the nation's continuity training program to address the full spectrum of requirements to support a viable continuity capability.  Courses are available for students at all levels, from individuals new to the Continuity community to program managers who have been involved with continuity for many years. Through training events, personnel are provided the opportunity to develop and enhance their continuity knowledge and expertise.

Continuity Excellence Series - Professional & Master Practitioner Continuity Programs

The FEMA Administrator established the Continuity Excellence Series - Level I, Professional Continuity Practitioner and Level II, Master Continuity Practitioner on April 16, 2008.  This effort is dedicated to enhancing the excellence in the development and implementation of Continuity programs and emergency management.

Applicant must complete the following courses and activities in any order from Level I or Level II unless specified as prerequisite to another course on the list.

Level I - Professional Continuity Practitioner Requirements

Complete one of the following:

Complete all of the following:

Complete one of the following:

Complete one of the following:

  • NARA/CoSA Vital Records Training (optional, recommended) – www.nara.gov

Level II - Master Continuity Practitioner Requirements

  • Applicants must attain a Continuity Excellence Series – Level I, Professional Continuity Practitioner
  • IS 240.a or equivalent E/L/G course:  Leadership and Influence

Complete one of the following:

Complete one of the following:

  • E/L 262: Instructional Delivery for Subject Matter Experts
  • G 265: Instructional Delivery Skills (formerly G 261: Instructional Presentation Skills)
  • E 605: Instructional Delivery
  • E/L 141: Instructional Presentation & Evaluation Skills Course

Instruct/Facilitate one of the following:

  • *E/L/G 548: Continuity of Operations Manager’s T-t-T Course
  • *E/L 550: Continuity of Operations Planner’s T-t-T Workshop
  • *E/L/G 551: Devolution Planning Workshop
  • *E/L 554: Determined Accord Pandemic Preparedness Workshop  
  • *E/L 553: Resilient Accord Workshop
  • *E/L 556: Guardian Accord Workshop
  • *E/L 549: Reconstitution Planning Workshop
  • *E/L 557: MEF Workshop
  • *E/L 141: Instructional Presentation & Evaluation Skills Course

*Written Comprehensive Exam (150 questions) – Applicants are eligible to take the comprehensive exam once they have completed all Level I and Level II requirements. A score of 70% is required for passing. 

* Please send email to FEMA-Continuity-Practitioner@fema.dhs.gov for additional information.

Previous EMI versions of courses listed are acceptable in lieu of current course version.

All Independent Study (IS) courses can found at http://training.fema.gov/is and by clicking on ISP COURSE LIST. 

Request Continuity Practitioner Certificates

  • Emergency Management Institute will issue all certificates
  • Level I and Level II requests must be accompanied by copies of all required course certificates or an official EMI transcript
  • Send certificate requests and copies of certificates or official EMI transcript to mailbox

FEMA-Continuity-Practitioner@fema.dhs.gov or mail to:

DHS/FEMA/NCP/COOP

Attn: Training Manager

500 C Street SW, Room 5NW 1005

Washington, DC 20472-3154

  • Please include your name, organization, work address or home address, email address and phone number
  • Expect to wait up to 6 weeks to receive your certificate

Request to take Written Comprehensive Exam (150 questions)

  • You must have completed all requirements for Level I
  • You must have completed all requirements for Level II
  • Facilitating/Instructing Requirement – Provide an email or letter from Lead Instructor with Course Title, Dates, and Course Location
  • Send copy of your Level I certificate, copy of Level II course certificates or official EMI transcript, and Facilitating/Instructing email or letter to mailbox FEMA-Continuity-Practitioner@fema.dhs.gov or mail to:

DHS/FEMA/NCP/COOP

Attn: Training Manager

500 C Street SW, Room 5NW 1005

Washington, DC 20472-3154

Once all requirements are verified, a date to complete the Written Comprehensive Exam will be provided.

Last Updated: 
11/24/2014 - 15:04
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