ICS Training


Notice: Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register for one today:  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasidPlease do not contact the Independent Study program office as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.

If you have an inquiry regarding the FEMA Independent Study Program, NIMS or other Emergency Management Institute (EMI) related requests such as: requests for certificates, transcripts, online test scores/results, please contact the FEMA Independent Study program office at 301-447-1200 or email Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov for further assistance. Please do not contact the FEMA SID Help Desk as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.

These on-line self-paced courses are highly recommended for every ARES member:


IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

IS-800.C: National Response Framework, an Introduction

Once you have completed the training, or if you have completed it previously, please EMAIL a pdf copy of your certificate(s) to Jim Yoder w8erw@arrl.net.

Upcoming NIMS Training Opportunities

Need to get those really hard to get ICS 300 and 400 classes to get to Level 3? 
They are now being offered with very limited virtual seating. 
Yes, these classes are being offered virtually now along with a lot of other classes that used to require in-class sessions. 
Want to see what and where these classes are being offered?

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