Focused Continuity of Operations Planning (FCOOP): A Management Approach


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Course Description

This course is provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham and will require a secondary login and/or registration.


The need for continuity of operations plans (COOPs) has been well established and FEMA offers an outline for the general organization and content of COOPs. However, FEMA does not recommend an efficient process for the development and maintenance of workable and practical COOPs. The development of efficient and effective COOPs requires considerable strategic thinking, participation of key organizational personnel, and development of detailed time-specific implementation plans. During this webinar, presenters from the South Central Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center (SCPERLC) will discuss a process, known as Focused Continuity of Operations Planning (FCOOP) and how it can be a simple, structured, participative, efficient, and effective process for developing and maintaining COOPs.


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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Communicate the critically of COOP for all types of organizations.
  2. Describe the fundamental nature, structure, and process of COOP.
  3. Introduce a streamlined approach to developing a FEMA compliant COOP.
  4. Demonstrate how to develop a 90 percent complete COOP for an organization or agency in a one-day meeting of key personnel


Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

1.3 – Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners

3.3 – Participate in improving the organization’s capacities

  • Capability 1: Community Preparedness





Credit /CEU

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1 hr.



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