Incident Command 300 & 400

Fact SheetMarch 2007
NIMS Integration Center

NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING:  WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS

All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include should take ICS-300, including:

Persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.*

Approved ICS-300 level training may be developed and conducted by Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies as well as private training vendors.  However, it must include the content and objectives stated in the NIMS National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance dated March, 2007.

Training developed and conducted by Federal, State and Tribal entities as well as private training vendors at the ICS-300 level must include at a minimum, the following topical areas (Specific objectives for ICS-300 training are listed in the National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance, March 2007):

ICS-300 and 400 course materials are State-administered programs and are coded as G-300 and G400.  For additional information on these courses please contact your state emergency management agency. 

* All Federal, State and local emergency personnel need to decide who within their organizations should take this training.

 

NIMS ICS-400 TRAINING IN FY 2007:  WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS

COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF

All Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel should take ICS-400, including: 

Persons who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers.*

Approved ICS-400 level training may be developed and conducted by Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies as well as private training vendors.  However, it must include the content and objectives stated in the NIMS National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance dated March, 2007.

Training developed and conducted by State and Tribal entities as well as private training vendors at the ICS-400 level must include at a minimum, the following topical areas (Specific objectives for ICS-300 training are listed in the National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance, March 2007):

ICS-300 and 400 course materials are State-administered programs and are coded as G300-Intermediate ICS – Expanding Incidents and G400-Advanced ICS, Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents. For additional information on these courses, please contact your state emergency management agency.  

* All Federal, State and local emergency personnel need to decide who within their organizations should take this training.

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