Continuing Education

NIMS Training

 

This web page has been created to facilitate the training and testing of the "National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction [IS-700]" course. (eligible for 3 con-ed credits)

NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to complete. It explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS. The course also contains "Planning Activity" screens giving you an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this course. The planning activity screens are printable so that you can use them after you complete the course.

It is strongly recommended that you take IS-100 prior to completing IS-700. IS-100 may be taken online at: FEMA IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100.

IS-700: Instructions

Choose one of the two (2) ways to complete the NIMS training:

ONLINE  OR OFF-LINE
Step #1
Enroll in the Interactive Web-based Course. (This course is available on the FEMA website).
This requires setting up an account including a password. The presentation is excellent, and allows for starting and stopping at certain intervals.
 
Step#2
Take the examination online after you complete the training program.
 
Step#3
FEMA will send your certificate to you by mail.

OR

Step #1
Download the .pdf files. (All of the information is contained here Downloads for Classroom). 
Once downloaded, read the lessons and complete the practice problems.
 
Step#2
Download and take the examination after you complete the training program. (save answers on separate paper)
 
Step#3
Submit your answers, using the online form, to the FEMA website with your name, SS#, and address. (FEMA will send your certificate to you by mail).
Step#4
Submit the FEMA issued certificate to your Training Officer at your service. Keep a copy of the certificate for your own records and remember to enter the credits into either the National Registry website or the massemt.org site depending on your status. 

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