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Continuity of Operations Planning

State government must protect the State’s citizens and property, ensure economic safety, and provide vital information and essential services. Continuity planning ensures the most critical government services continue to be available to Texas citizens under any conditions. In cooperation with the Department of Safety, Office of Homeland Security, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Department of Information Resources, and FEMA, the Office has implemented a statutory, comprehensive Continuity Planning program for Texas state entities.

Exercise Review and Reports

The State Office of Risk Management aids other state agencies in developing COOP Programs through the review of COOP Plans and Exercises on a regular basis. Agencies may use the resources provided to guide the creation of their COOP Plan and seek guidance from SORM should questions arise. Plans and Exercises submitted through the email below will be reviewed and returned within ten business days. Agencies are encouraged to submit their COOP Plan every two years, and their Exercise every alternating year.

Submitting Your Plan

Plans and exercise reviews should be submitted to SORM electronically as an email attachment to

Planning Resources

Continuity Template and Toolbox

FEMA Continuity Training Classes

Course schedule and class availability is provided at the bottom of each linked page in the lists below. See the full Texas Division of Emergency Management’s website for all course offerings:

FEMA Classes

Texas Division of Emergency Management Classes