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:
  • E/L/G 548 or IS 548: Continuity of Operations Program Managers T-t-T Course
  • G 549: Continuity of Operations Program Manager Course
  • MGT 331 University of Maryland Preparing the States Continuity Course
Complete one of the following:
  • E/L/G 550 or IS 524: Continuity of Operations Planner’s T-t-T Workshop
  • L 552: Continuity of Operations for Tribal Government Course
Complete one of the following:
  • E/L 549 or IS 545: Reconstitution Planning Workshop
Complete one of the following:
  • E 136: Exercise Development Course (limited to EMI Resident MEPP candidates)
  • IS 139: Exercise Design
  • E/L 547: Continuity Exercise Design Course (CEDC)
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.b or equivalent E/L/G course: Leadership and Influence
  • E/L/G 551 or IS 551: Devolution Planning Workshop
Complete one of the following:
  • E/L 156 or IS 156: Building Design for Homeland Security T-t-T Course for Continuity of Operations
  • E/L 153: Building Design for Homeland Security for Continuity of Operations
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 contact FEMA National Continuity Training Manager at FEMA-CONTINUITY-PRACTITIONER@FEMA.DHS.GOV for additional information or questions.

Continuity Practitioner Certificates

  • The FEMA 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.

  • Certificates are issued 8 - 12 weeks afte course completion.

  • Please include your name, organizaation, work or home mailing address, email address and telephone number. 

To obtain a copy of your transcript or duplicate certificates of CLASSROOM COURSES contact:

Emergency Management Institute

Admissions Office

16825 S Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

301-447-1000 - voice

301-447-1658

NETC-Admissions@fema.dhs.gov

 

If you desire duplicate certificates of ONLINE COURES contact:

Emergency Management Institute

FEMA Independent Study

16825 S Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

301-447-1200 - voice

301-447-1201 - fax

Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov

 

Last Updated: 
08/28/2014 - 10:28
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