Washington State Emergency Management Division


MGT-381: Business Continuity Planning

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Economic Recovery

This planning and management-level planning course provides business continuity training to communities nationwide. It will help prepare business owners as well as executive level managers develop a comprehensive and effective business continuity program from start to finish.

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

Course Objectives
  • Examine the basic parts of a business continuity plan and list the steps to creating a plan.
  • identify the initial steps necessary to establish a business continuity program and identify essential functions.
  • assess risks of hazards and impact of downtime, identify time-sensitive or critical business functions and processes and the resources needed to support them, and determine adequacy of existing resources and capabilities.
  • identify, document, and explore recovery strategies.
  • write a business continuity plan.
  • use components of a business continuity plan to respond to an event and conduct early recovery efforts.

  • All participants must be U. S. Citizens or Foreign Nationals approved by the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Prospective students are encouraged to complete the courses listed below:


    · IS-0100.c: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS 100
    · IS-0700.b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    · IS-0546.a: Continuity of Operations Awareness Course


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

Target Audience

Target Disciplines: Listed via National Course Preparedness Catalog

  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Public Works

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 8


Skagit County DEM

2911 E. College Way, Ste.B
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

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Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Skagit County Department of Emergency Management

Course Manager:

Vickie Fontaine
Emergency Coordinator
Skagit County Dept of Emergency Management
Phone: 360-416-1850


Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have effective communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. We invite any person with a disability or other access or functional need and those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format to please state your need in the registration/RSVP process.

Accommodations may include:

Sign Language Interpreter - Specify type of sign language (i.e., tactile, Signed English, ASL)

CART– Real-time captioning


Other Language needs - please indicate


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 We will be happy to assist you.


To apply, please click here.