The Texas Exercise Design and Evaluation Course is based on the FEMA (G/IS-139) Exercise Design and the (G/IS-130) Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning courses. It incorporates key concepts and principles of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (HSEEP) Program. The primary purpose of this course is to provide the participants a single integrated course activity to reinforce the basic knowledge, skills, abilities and information required to assist their organizations in the design, development, conduct, evaluation and improvement planning of emergency management/homeland security exercises that support the heads of their organization and community. Participants are requested to bring portions of their emergency management plans and annexes that outline the specific rolls and functions performed by their department, organization or agency.
Target Audience: Local, state and federal emergency management personnel, Tribal Nations, private industry, public and private education, volunteer organizations, or other non-governmental organizations personnel charged with the responsibility for developing and conducting exercises.
How this course is offered:
Individuals can register below for TDEM sponsored classes. A jurisdiction may request that it be conducted locally by coordinating verbally in advance with the appropriate District Coordinator (DC) and then submit a written request to TDEM via the form here.
IS-120A: An Introduction to Exercises
IS-130: Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
IS-139: Exercise Design
G/IS-235A: Emergency Planning
Proof of completion will need to be sent/available to the TDEM Training Unit prior to attending the course.
The G-920 Texas Exercise Design and Evaluation Training Course will briefly cover other DHS initiatives. As such, it is recommended participants complete the following:
E/L-146: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)