Incident Command System (ICS) Training

Fire and police incident command vehicles

Incident Command System training is required for University personnel with emergency response duties per the California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Training requirements vary based on an individual's role, but in general, IS-100 and IS-700 are required for all emergency response personnel. For more specific guidance, please contact the Emergency Management staff at 459-3828 or

Online ICS Courses

The following NIMS courses can be completed online. Instructions for completing the online courses can be found by clicking on the following link:


IS-100.c - Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100 may be taken. This course is a generic version of ICS 100 applicable to any setting and is not higher education-specific.

IS-200.c (ICS 200) - Basic ICS for Initial Response

"ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS."

IS-100 is a pre-requisite to the IS-200 course."

IS-700.b - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

"This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents."

IS-800.c National Response Framework, An Introduction

"The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework."

Classroom ICS Training on Campus

Currently, ICS 300 (Intermediate ICS) and ICS 400 (Advanced ICS) are not available online and can only be taught in a traditional classroom setting. Beginning in January 2013, Emergency Management staff will be able to conduct this training, as well as traditional classroom offerings of the 100, 200, 700 and 800 courses. We will be developing a schedule for these offerings and more information will be posted when it becomes available.