HLS 206 - Continuity of Operation Planning
3 Lecture Hours
This course is designed for a broad audience from senior managers to those directly involved in the continuity of operations planning (COOP) effort. This class incorporates the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Online Class - IS 547 Introduction to Continuity of Operations and provides a working knowledge of the COOP. Students will also receive training in existing templates and models that may be used in developing and maintaining a COOP. Students will prepare a COOP for a local business or government entity. Successful completion of a certification exam through the FEMA Website is required.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Explain the importance of COOP planning.
- Describe the federal directives that relate to COOP.
- Appraise the participation of an active member of a COOP team.
- Identify the various templates, tools and formats to evaluate an operation and prepare a COOP.
- Advise and assist others within their community regarding continuity of operations.
- Pass the FEMA certification exam in COOP.
- Essential functions
- Delegations of authority
- Succession planning
- Alternate facilities
- Interoperable communications
- Vital records and databases
- Human capital
- The test, training and exercise program
- Plans for devolution and reconstitution
Required Text(s): A contemporary text in the field.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/19/2010
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