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Records Emergency Planning and Response (REPR) Webinar

Notice: The Records Emergency Planning and Response webinar is not currently available. We are currently working on a way to make it available to the public and will update the website when it is ready. Sorry for the inconvenience.


  • Instructor-led training via the Web
  • Free of charge, delivered to you at your desk
  • Four 90-minute sessions, hald once a week for four weeks
  • Includes links to useful resources and assistance in your own state or territory
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Handouts for the course are available to anyone. The Participant Guide is available only to those who register for a course.

What is covered in this course?

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 and Recovery

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

Who should take this course?

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

How does this course fit into IPER training for emergency preparedness?

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.

State-specific resources

The CoSA Resource Center provides links to regulations, policies, guidance, and assistance in each state and territory related to topics covered in the IPER Records Emergency Preparedness and Response (REPR) course.

The development of the IPER Records Emergency Preparedness and Response course was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 2007-GT-T7-K022, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Preparedness Directoratee. 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.