Can a hospital utilize a vendor-created NIMS training course? If so, how does the hospital verify that it is NIMS compliant?
Yes, a hospital may utilize a vendor-created or delivered
training course. The National Integration Center (NIC) recognizes
that many operational aspects of the NIMS, including ICS
training, are available through, state, local and tribal training
agencies and private training vendors. It is not necessary that
the training requirements be met through a federal source.
The hospital verifies that it is NIMS compliant by meeting the
fourteen NIMS Objectives for Healthcare Organizations.
A free webinar on IS100/200/700 in available on the CHA website
for hospital staff who wish to self-study, take the post test,
and print a certificate of completion.
FEMA also offers free online training courses in IS
100/200/700/800 for hospital staff that wish to self-study, take
the post test, and print a certificate of completion.