The Office of the State Chief Information Officer, Division of Emergency Management, and the North Carolina State Archives have announced further training opportunities for the two classes in the Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) series. The first class, Essential Records, is designed to instruct state and local government officials on the identification and protection of essential records. Records Emergency Planning and Response takes the lessons in Essential Records one step further and provides training on how to incorporate a records emergency action plan into an agency’s overall disaster plans. Both courses are offered as a webinars. Each webinar has four sessions. There is no charge for participation in the webinar, but long distance phone charges will apply for the phone calls associated with the webinar. Essential Records will be offered again in April, May, and September of 2011. Records Emergency Planning and Response will be offered again in May and October. For more information on the courses or registration information, please contact Sarah Koonts at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 807-7339.