Disaster Recovery Awareness

AWR408 – 1.50 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 (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

us flagIn this course, participants will identify key elements of disaster recovery guidance, determine methods for planning a successful recovery, and finally, review recovery assistance available to jurisdictions and the community. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Participants must earn a minimum score of 70% on the final exam to receive their certificate.
  • Participants will have three attempts to pass the final exam.
  • Participants that do not pass the final exam will have to enroll in a future course offering.

Online Course Technical Requirements

To successfully complete this online course, participants must have:

  • Computer tower or laptop (the use of a mobile devise is not recommended)
  • Broadband or high-speed internet connection with at least 2.0 Mbps bandwidth (bi-directional, i.e. sending and receiving)
  • Current version of web browser:
    • Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 52 or higher, Google Chrome 80 or higher
    • Alternatives: Internet Explorer 11, Safari 11 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher

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.

Participants must pass the quiz at the end of each module to move to the next module. Participants will have three (3) chances to pass each end-of-module quiz. If participants cannot pass the quiz or the end-of-course exam after three (3) attempts, the participant will be disenrolled from the course.  These participants will need to enroll in a future course offering and meet the course requirements.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  •   Identify (2) key elements of the National Disaster Recovery Framework.
  •   Determine (2) methods for planning a successful recovery.
  •   Review (2) public assistance available to jurisdictions for recovery efforts.

Suggested Audience

This course was developed for local, district, county, and state public service agencies and organizations, including directors, assistant directors, chiefs, deputy chiefs, division managers, supervisors, and other key emergency management agency personnel from:

  • Infrastructure systems (water, wastewater, environmental, solid waste, electric power, oil and gas, telecom, and transportation)
  • Fire, public safety, law enforcement
  • City and community planning, economic, housing and urban development
  • Health and social services
  • Natural and cultural resource organizations 

Other Information

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.

At the completion of this course, you will be required to pass a comprehensive final exam in order to print a certificate of completion.

Government Programs

  • For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact [email protected] or call (800) 723-3811
  • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (800) 723-3811 GSA Schedule logo