Washington State Emergency Management Division

L0146 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)

This is a 2-day course:

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Course Description

This is an intermediate-level course that provides a comprehensive overview of exercise design along with practical skill development in accordance with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Doctrine. This course uses activities that will give participants an opportunity to interact with many of the templates and other materials that are provided by the National Exercise Division to ensure exercises are conducted in a consistent manner.


Selection Criteria: The program audience includes personnel from emergency management, emergency medical services, fire, law enforcement, government administrative, hazardous materials, healthcare, public health, public safety communications, public works, or any emergency management or response personnel who may have the opportunity to serve as part of an Exercise Development Team or a subsection of the same (i.e., evaluator, After-Action Report Writing Team, etc.)

Course Goal & Objectives


The goal of the HSEEP Course is to provide intermediate-level training on incorporating exercise guidance and best practices from the HSEEP Volumes into students' exercise programs.


  • Improve teamwork and coordination.
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities.
  • Increase awareness of the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program Doctrine.

Target Audience

Persons involved in exercise programs and/or exercise design, development, conduct, control, evaluation, and improvement planning.




  • IS0120.a Certificate (Introduction to Exercises)
  • A completed and APPROVED by your manager a FEMA Application Form 119-25. The state signs off when the course is completed.



  • IS-130: How to be an Exercise Evaluator
  • IS-139: Exercise Design and Development


Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.


Certified by FEMA Emergency Management Institute Prerequisite course for EMI's Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP)



Mission Areas
  • Common


Registration is FREE to 35 confirmed applicants.

Continuing Education

CEU: Hours - 1.6


Kalispel Tribe Camas Center
1821 LeClerc Rd N
Cusick, WA 99119
Click here for directions

Course Manager

Damaris Deschner Li

State Training Coordinator


This is a 2-day course, you need to only register ONE-TIME for the course.


Due to limited seats in the course, the application period will be open until October 7, 2020.


Confirmed applicants will receive additional information no later than one week prior to class.