Washington State Emergency Management Division

MGT-381 Business Continuity Planning

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description

This planning and management-level planning course provides business continuity training to communities nationwide. It will help prepare business owners as well as executive level managers develop a comprehensive and effective business continuity program from start to finish.

Course Objectives
  • Examine the basic parts of a business continuity plan and list the steps to creating a plan.
  • identify the initial steps necessary to establish a business continuity program and identify essential functions.
  • assess risks of hazards and impact of downtime, identify time-sensitive or critical business functions and processes and the resources needed to support them, and determine adequacy of existing resources and capabilities.
  • identify, document, and explore recovery strategies.
  • write a business continuity plan.
  • use components of a business continuity plan to respond to an event and conduct early recovery efforts.





  • IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) [Any Version]
  • IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • IS-0546.a: Continuity of Operations Awareness Course]


To access FEMA's Independent Study Courses, please follow this link: FEMA IS Courses

Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Public Works

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 8


Skagit County PUD
1415 Freeway Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Click here for directions

Course Manager

Course Host

Vickie Fontaine


Phone: (360) 416-1860


Course Manager

Damaris Deschner Li


Phone: (253) 512-7049