Questions that address the role of the state coordinating officer and the development of emergency plans and training exercises are good practice for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's IS-800.B exam. Questions addressing the role of incident managers and coordination of local jurisdictions with state entities are also pertinent. Preparation for FEMA's IS-800.B exam should focus on the purpose and doctrine of the National Response Framework and the roles and responsibilities of organizations identified in the framework.
The exam also focuses on the coordination required between all identified entities, the actions required to support national response, and the role that planning plays in ensuring national preparedness. Practice questions regarding situational awareness, reporting, emergency support functions and demobilization are useful in preparing for the exam.
The FEMA independent study course IS-800.B, which introduces the National Response Framework, and the related examination are appropriate for anyone in the public or private sector who is responsible for providing an effective response in emergency situations. An overview of the National Response Framework and links to related resources are available at FEMA.gov. A FEMA student identification number, available online through the FEMA website, is required to participate in the IS-800.B course and to take the exam.