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Course Title: Disaster Resilience Workshop for Small Businesses (AWR-377)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

Disaster Resilience for Small Businesses and Organizations is an awareness-level, four-hour course provides participants with a general understanding of the risks associated with natural hazards and disasters, introduce methods of assessing that risk to vulnerable small businesses, and describe the business continuity planning process to help small businesses prepare for, plan for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from any natural hazard or disaster that may occur.

Key concepts and topics will be reinforced with facilitator-led group discussions that utilize realistic and practical planning methods. These discussions will illustrate the diverse challenges and complexities of disaster resilience for small businesses while building participants’ experience and confidence in anticipating, preparing for, and recovering from a natural disaster.

Course Modules:

  • Hazard and Risk Assessment
  • Financial Tools
  • Supply Chain Management and Disaster Resilience Planning
Target Audience:
  • Business owners
  • Business managers
  • Safety/security professionals
  • Citizen/community volunteers
Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the natural hazards that threaten small business operations and assess risks posed
  • Describe disaster assistance programs and business interruption insurance programs
  • Describe the fundamentals of resilient supply chain management and identify processes for preparing a business continuity plan.
Contact Hours: 4
APA Credits 3.5 Certification Maintenance
IACET Credits 0.3 Continuing Education Units
Type: Awareness




Provider: UH-NDPTC
Delivery Method: Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at:
Max Enrollment: 30 - 40 participants
Test Requirements:
  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.
Costs: The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.