Washington State Emergency Management Division


L1302: Continuity of Operations Program Management

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 to Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (In-Person)

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

The goal of this course is to provide continuity planners and program managers the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to help them develop a holistic continuity capability.



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:

• Identify the groundwork for establishing a continuity program.

• Explain the plans and procedures useful in developing a holistic continuity program.

• Identify strategies for gaining or increasing leadership buy-in for a continuity program.

• Identify the benefits of and methods for conducting continuity test, training, and exercise activities.

• Review program evaluation methodologies to identify areas of improvement in your continuity program and how to implement program improvement activities.

• Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and strategies for developing a continuity program through scenario driven exercises.


E/K/L-1301: Continuity Planning

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.