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     PDS Requirement
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This two day course provides a basic overview of the HSEEP exercise process. The goal of the course is to provide professionals with a set of guiding principles for exercise programs, as well as a common approach to exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. Through the use of HSEEP guidance and processes, exercise program managers can develop, execute, and evaluate exercises that address the priorities established by their organizationís leaders.

Course Length: 16 hours

Course Manager: Lisa Shelbourne, State Exercise Training Office (Cell) 217-299-1622.

Course Timeline: Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Prerequisite: FEMA Independent Study IS 120.c- An Introduction to Exercises must be completed prior to attending the course. Please send a copy of the certificate to the IEMA training office. If you do not have the certificate on file, you will not be allowed to attend class. It is also recommended that you complete IS 130.A - How to be an exercise evaluator. All students will also be required to obtain a FEMA SID number and bring that number to class with you. You must attend at least 90% of the course and pass a post-test to receive credit for this course, per FEMA guidelines.

Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials, volunteer and other agency officials involved in emergency management who are responsible for an exercise program, serve as a member of an exercise planning team and /or fulfill a role in one of the following areas of the exercise design process: design, development, conduct, evaluation or improvement process for an exercise.

Scheduled Classes:
Date Location
May 14-15, 2024Prairie Heart Institute**
Jun 12-13, 2024Rockford Mass Transit Community Room**
Jul 24-25, 2024Carbondale FD, Station #2**

** No lodging available

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Nancy Buck. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.



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Springfield, Illinois 62703

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