What are the NIMS IS training requirements for hospital staff and how can these requirements be met?

NIMS courses ICS-100, ICS-200 and IS-700 or their equivalents should be completed by:

  • Hospital personnel who are likely to assume a leadership ICS position in the Hospital Command Center or who have a primary responsibility for emergency management
  • Hospital Emergency Preparedness Committee Members/persons responsible for the Emergency Management Program
  • The Emergency Program Manager

In addition, the Emergency Program Manager should complete IS-800.B or equivalent.

These courses are offered online or by self study through the CHA website (satisfies the requirements of ICS-100, ICS-200 and IS-700). Alternately, these classes may be completed on the FEMA website.