FEMA IS-546.A: Continuity of Operations Awareness Course Course Overview
This course introduces students to the concept of continuity planning. The course provides a brief overview of continuity, including its definition, the legal basis for continuity planning, the Continuity Program Management Cycle, and essential elements of a viable continuity program.
Although this course directly addresses continuity requirements for Federal Executive branch organizations, the course is also useful to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Define continuity of operations.
- Identify the legal basis for continuity of operations.
- Explain the Continuity Program Management Cycle.
- Describe the elements of a viable continuity program.
The primary audiences for this course are personnel at any level of government, representatives from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), or representatives from private industry who may have a need for a basic understanding of continuity of operations.