Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP) Applicant Checklist

In order to ensure that applicants are prepared for the obligations of the MEPP program, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has established training and exercise requirements for those submitting a MEPP application. This list of requirements also includes the current requirements established by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

Training Requirements

The latest version of these courses must be listed as successfully completed on the applicants IEMA training transcript:

IS-100.b     Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-120.a     An Introduction to Exercises
IS-130        Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
IS-200.b     ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-230.d     Principles of Emergency Management
IS-235.b     Emergency Planning
IS-700.a     NIMS, An Introduction
IS-775        EOC Management and Operations
IS-800.b     National Response Framework, An Introduction
Incident Command System 300 (ICS 300)*
Incident Command System 400 (ICS 400)*
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)​

*Command and General Staff (in lieu of ICS 300 & 400)

Exercise Requirements

Applicants will be required to have served in the role of either Exercise Director or Lead in the Exercise Design Team of Table Top, Functional and a Full Scale Exercise. In addition, applicants will be required to have developed or played a significant role in the development of the following exercise support materials for each exercise as indicated below:
Table Top Exercise:** Situation Manual - After Action Report/Improvement Plan
Functional Exercise:** Exercise Plan, Controller/Evaluator Handbook - Master Scenario Events List- After Action Report/Improvement Plan
Full Scale Exercise:** Exercise Plan, Controller/ Evaluator Handbook - Master Scenario Events List - After Action Report/Improvement Plan 

** Copies of each of these materials are to be included with the application.

Verification Letter

Verification that the applicant has met the Exercise Requirements must be submitted in the form of a letter from the local Emergency Manager/Coordinator, Exercise Director or IEMA Regional Staff sponsoring/coordinating the exercises. 
Electronic copies of the EMI application, IEMA training transcript, exercise support materials and verification letter are to be submitted to​ for processing.