Emergency Preparedness

Records Emergency Planning & Response (REPR)

Notice: The Records Emergency Planning & Response webinar is not currently being offered through CoSA. Please contact your state archives to see if they have scheduled this course as an online or in-person presentation in the near future.

Below is information about the course and a link to access the self-directed training module.

Course Information

Preparing a Records Emergency Action Plan (REAP) Overview of emergency planning and the REAP

  • Planning for the REAP
  • Developing the REAP
  • Maintaining the REAP

Records Emergency Response & Recovery

  • Assessing the damage to records
  • Developing the response
  • Implementing the response
  • Comparison of recovery techniques

State, local, territorial, and tribal government employees who are responsible for creating and maintaining records of any kind and in any format, both paper and electronic:

  • City and county clerks
  • Recorders
  • Administrators
  • COOP and emergency preparedness personnel
  • Information technology staff

The Records Emergency Preparedness and Response course is one of the two main IPER courses. We recommend taking both courses, starting with Essential Records and then this course. In addition, CoSA has developed an Introduction to Records and Information Management** as a suggested prerequisite for the two main IPER courses for anyone who has not had any formal training in records management principles and practices.

The development of the IPER Essential Records course was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 2007-GT-T7-K022, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Preparedness Directorate. Points of view or opinions in this program are those of the author(s) and do not represent the position or policies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.