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Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (L-0146)

The Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program is an intermediate-level course that provides a comprehensive overview of exercise design along with practical skill development in accordance with the HSEEP Doctrine. The course uses activities that will give participants an opportunity to interact with many of the templates and other materials that are provided by the National Exercise Division to ensure exercises are conducted in a consistent manner. Upon completion of this course, participants will gain a better understanding of what constitutes an HSEEP consistent exercise.

Main Topics Covered in this Course Include:

  • HSEEP Fundamentals
  • HSEEP Program Management
  • Exercise Design and Development
  • Exercise Conduct
  • Exercise Evaluation
  • Exercise Improvement Planning
Date(s)  Tue. Mar 21, 2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Wed. Mar 22, 2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location DelValle Institute - MIC
35 Northampton Street, Boston MA 02118 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor Kates, Justin Tyler 
Additional Instructors McLoughlin, James J. (IP)   
Course Length Two Days 
Course Hours 16 
Award Credentials
Prerequisites IS-120.a, An Introduction to Exercises Independent Study courses can be found at Must bring a copy of your IS-120 certificate or transcript to class.
Equivalent Prerequisites
Target Audience Local and State Exercise Program Managers, Exercise Points of Contact, Exercise Controllers/Facilitators & Evaluators 

HSEEP is for members of an exercise design team who fulfill a role in one of the following areas of the exercise design process: design, development, conduct, evaluation or improvement process for an exercise. The primary audience for the course is for training officers, exercise managers, and public safety officials that will utilize the exercise and evaluation system.

To ensure adequate participation of the target audience, all registrants will be placed on the waiting list pending approval.  Justifications in the "Job Responsibilities Related to Course" section will be carefully reviewed for acceptance into the course. You will not be considered for a seat unless you provide a detailed justification.


Upon selection into the course, you will also be required to register with FEMA. Instructions will be provided upon confirmation. This course is also a requirement for FEMA's Basic Academy.

The goal of the Basic Academy is to support the early careers of emergency managers through a training experience combining knowledge of all fundamental systems, concepts, and practices of cutting-edge emergency management. 

Courses include:

Foundations of Emergency Management (L-101)

Science of Disaster (L-102)

Planning: Emergency Operations (L-103)

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (L-146)

Public Information Basics (L-105)

Contact POC: Jim McLoughlin (508) 820-1427 

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