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ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP)

Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP)

The Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP) is a series of three courses instructed at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD, that focus on advanced exercise design, conduct and evaluation practices in each phase of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). The Master Exercise Practitioner Program assigns candidates to an exercise planning team where they are challenged to demonstrate their expertise at all levels of exercise design and conduct through in-class and take-home proficiency demonstrations. Candidates apply best practices and lessons learned from their organizations and experiences, as well as key learning concepts from the MEPP curriculum to their exercise planning team assignments.

MEPP Prerequisite Courses

E132 Discussion-Based Exercise Design & Evaluation

  1. E/L/K 0146: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
    • Dates and locations can be found by searching the EMI Course Schedule located at the EMI Website
    • Certificates must be from FEMA to receive credit
    Independent Study (IS) courses can be found by visiting the Independent Study Program Course List Page.
  2. IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
  3. IS-120, An Introduction to Exercises
  4. IS-130, Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
  5. IS-200.b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  6. IS-230, Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  7. IS-235, Emergency Planning
  8. IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  9. IS-775, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations
  10. IS-800, National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction

Recommended

E131 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning

MEPP Courses

  • E132 Discussion-Based Exercise Design & Evaluation
  • E133 Operations-Based Exercise Design & Evaluation
  • E136 Master Exercise Practitioner Capstone Course

For additional information on MEPP, click here.


   Ohio EMA's Training Partners

Owens Community College Cincinnati State Technical College University Of Findley FEMA FEMA's Emergency Management Institute

Ohio Fire Academy

Wright State University
FEMA Emergency Management Institute National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Energetic Materials and Research Testing Center) (EMRTC) NCBRT - National Center for Biomedical Research and Training - Academy of Counter-Terrorism Education at Louisiana State University Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site - Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS)