Exercise & Training Supporting Documents

The multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) is a roadmap for jurisdictions to build and test local capabilities. It should include program priorities, training goals and a schedule of exercises.

FEMA updated the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) in 2020. The TEP will be transitioned to the Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP), a document for combining efforts across components of the Integrated Preparedness Cycle to make sure that a jurisdiction/ organization has the capabilities to handle threats and hazards. The IPP allows for a more deliberate approach to multi-year preparedness activity planning.

This template will be updated to the IPP in 2021.  Use of this template is not required but is recommended. 

2020 Training and Exercise Plan Template

Exercises afford organizations the opportunity to evaluate capabilities and assess progress toward meeting capability targets in a controlled, low-risk setting. An effective corrective action program develops improvement plans that are dynamic documents, with corrective actions continually monitored and implemented as part of improving preparedness.

The following after-action review (AAR) templates are available for use. FEMA has additional resources that can be found here.

The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) uses a common approach for planning, conducting, and evaluating individual exercises. An effective exercise program maximizes efficiency, resources, time, and funding by ensuring a coordinated and integrated approach to building, sustaining, and delivering capabilities.
Below are some templates and resources to assist in exercise program needs. More can be found at: https://preptoolkit.fema.gov/web/hseep-resources