By Daryl Lee Spiewak, CEM, TEM, Lead Trainer for the CEM Commission
Last month we discussed the Planning standards with a concentration on Risk Assessment. This month we continue our discussion of Planning standards with a concentration on Business Impact Analysis (BIA) requirements.
The NFPA® 1600 version 2013 “Planning Standards: Business Impact Analysis” requires the entity to conduct a business impact analysis. “The entity shall evaluate the potential impact resulting from interruption or disruption of individual functions, processes and applications.”
For information and discussion on “Planning Business Impact Analysis,” refer to NFPA® 1600 version 2013 Appendix A.5.3. through A.5.3.6. At this point, FEMA does not have any Independent Study courses or other related references for conducting a Business Impact Analysis. After FEMA publishes one, the exam will be modified to use the new IS course. Until then, please refer to the NFPA® 1600 version 2013 (pdf) which may be downloaded free here.
Next month we will describe the Resource Needs Assessment requirements. We will also provide a recommended list of FEMA Independent Study courses and/or other references to study.
IAEM Bulletin, April 2014
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