Washington State Emergency Management Division

L0548 Continuity Program Manager

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

This course is based on the guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and Programs. This course is designed to acquaint experienced COOP practitioners and instructors with the COOP Program Managers course materials. The course will also refresh experienced instructors on instructional methodology and techniques.

Course Objectives
  • Define Continuity of Operations.
  • Explain the benefits of developing a viable continuity program.
  • Identify the elements of a viable continuity program.
  • Identify the processes, resources, and tasks necessary to implement and manage a successful continuity program.


Participants must have knowledge of COOP Programs and the Federal Continuity Directives 1 and 2. Recommended prerequisites include Independent Study (IS) IS-0547.a, Introduction to Continuity of Operations course.

Target Audience

Participation is open to Federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal government employees responsible for Continuity of Operations.

Student Selection

Student selections will be conducted not later than 4 weeks prior to course start date.


Students selected to attend are required to submit a FEMA 119-25-1 application to complete their registration. Click here to open 119-25-1(1).pdf. Please ensure your FEMA application includes your FEMA Student ID in block 3, your handwritten or digital (not typed-in) signature in block 21, and your supervisor or agency authority signature (handwritten or digital) in block 22. An Incomplete application form may delay your inclusion in student selection. Email this completed form to

Tuition is free for those accepted; there are no travel/salary stipends available for this offering and all incurred costs are the responsibility of the attendee or sending organization.


Washington State EMD
Aviation Drive, Building 20B
Second Floor, Flood Room
Camp Murray, WA 98430
Click here for directions

Course Manager

Stephanie Hakala

State Training Coordinator

WA Emergency Management Division

Phone: 253-512-7046




Application period closes 4/3/2018 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)