Are the ICS 300/400 courses required for healthcare? Who should take these courses? Where can they be found?

ICS 300/400 courses are not a requirement for healthcare under the “NIMS Implementation for Healthcare Organizations Guidance” (last update effective July 2012.)

In addition, the NIMS Integration Center recommends that only individuals with a command and general staff role take advanced Incident Command System Courses (ICS). NIMS ICS requirements for hospital personnel.

While ICS 300/400 are not required courses for healthcare personnel, Emergency Managers and interested individuals may find the training of value.  Courses may be found from the links on this website under “Training.”

See the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Center for Domestic Preparedness, California Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES), and California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) sites for possible course offerings.