Washington State Emergency Management Division


L-1301 Continuity Planning

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - Wednesday, October 18, 2023 (In Person)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Primary Core Capability: Planning

The goal of this course is to help continuity practitioners understand continuity roles and responsibilities, and provide the knowledge sets, skills, and tools necessary to help develop and maintain a viable continuity plan for their organization and community.

The learner must achieve a minimum passing score of 75% on final knowledge assessments or demonstrate mastery on performance assessments or research assignments to earn the IACET CEU.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:


• Describe National Continuity Policy, continuity guidance, directives, and background.

• Identify the roles and responsibilities of key personnel involved in developing and maintaining a continuity plan.

• Describe the essential function identification process.

• Describe how to conduct a Business Process Analysis (BPA) and Business Impact Analysis (BIA).

• Identify mitigation options to reduce an organization's risk and key planning elements to support those options.

• Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and strategies for developing and maintaining a viable continuity plan


IS-1300: Fundamentals of Continuity

Target Audience

• Emergency Management

Thurston County OEM

9521 Tilley Road SW Building E
Olympia, WA 98512

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Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Washington Military Dept - EMD

Course Managers:

Annie Merritt

(253) 512-7118


Justin Fordice

(253) 512-7085


Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.


Registration preference is given to Washington State and tribal residents.

The registration period has closed for this event.