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Continuity Excellence Series - Level I Professional Continuity Practitioner Requirements

The Level I program provides a structure to enable those new to the field to develop the knowledge to become a Professional Continuity Practitioner. Courses offer a broad introduction to the range of areas involved in effective continuity planning. Students may select from a range of choices according to their organizations’ specific needs.

Complete ALL of the following:

  • IS 1300: Introduction to Continuity of Operations. (*This course replaces IS-546.a Continuity of Operations Awareness Course and IS-547.a Introduction to Continuity of Operations.)
  • IS 242.b or equivalent E/L/G course: Effective Communication
  • IS 545: Reconstitution Planning Workshop
  • IS 230.d: Fundamentals of Emergency Management or equivalent E/L/G course: Principles of Emergency Management
  • IS 700.a: Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • IS 800.d: A National Response Framework (NRF): An Introduction
  • IS 520: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenza Course

Complete ONE of the following:

  • IS 100.c: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS 200.c: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

Complete ONE of the following:

  • E/L/K 1302: Continuity Program Management
  • E/L/K 548: Continuity Program Management (*This course was replaced by E/L/K 1302 in March 2021 and effectively retired)

Complete ONE of the following:

  • E/L/K 1301: Continuity Planning
  • E/L/K 550: Continuity Planners Course (*This course was replaced by E/L/K 1301 in March 2021 and effectively retired)
  • L 552: Continuity of Operations for Tribal Government Course

Complete ONE of the following:

  • IS 120.a: Introduction to Exercises
  • E 136: Exercise Development Course (limited to EMI Resident MEPP candidates)
  • E/L 547: Continuity Exercise Design Course (CEDC)* (This course is no longer offered, but will be honored if already taken)