Disaster Recovery for Information Systems

AWR176 – 11.00 Hours


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This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

US Flag Disaster Recovery for Information Systems is designed to teach business managers principles and practices of disaster recovery planning including: 

  • Overview of business continuity and disaster recovery planning 
  • Planning process and strategies 
  • Implementation and management of a disaster recovery plan 
  • Work around procedures  
  • Technical vulnerabilities faced by organizations 
  • Legal issues that may confront an organization 

As part of a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) cooperative agreement training program, this course is available at no direct cost to state, county, and local government agencies.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Enrollment Requirements

Participants must be U.S. citizens. A FEMA Student ID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA agencies. All FEMA training providers, registration systems, and enrollment procedures are required to use this FEMA SID, which can be obtained at the following website: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid; or with TEEX assistance upon arrival for class.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants are required to complete all course content and score a 70% or better on the Post-Test in order to receive a course certificate of completion.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Broadband connection recommended.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Organize personnel and information to begin the disaster recovery planning process.
  • Identify assets, vulnerabilities that might impact them and controls used to protect them.
  • Explain how to conduct a business impact analysis.
  • Identify the steps necessary to handle an incident from identification through recovery.
  • Develop a process for testing, reviewing, maintaining and updating the disaster recovery plan.

Suggested Audience

  • Emergency management
  • Planners
  • Decision makers
  • Information technology managers of private and public sector organizations and state, local, tribal and territorial governments. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 2.00 hours – American Council on Education (ACE)
  • State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)/Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Other Information

In order to receive the full two credit hours, all three classes in the Cybersecurity for Business Professionals track must be successfully completed.

After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.

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Contact Information

Business & Cyber Solutions
Phone: (979) 431-4837
Email: [email protected]