ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System – ICS400

September 15, 2016  //  

This 14 hour course is designed for a multidiscipline audience of staff who would likely serve as incident commanders in an ICS structure.  Topics include command and general staff, unified command, major incident management, area command, and multiagency coordination.  The course includes group activities, a tabletop exercise, and a final examination.  The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a decision-making capacity in an Area Command or Multiagency Coordination Entity.

  • DHS STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that a minimum of six months should pass between completion of ICS 300 (Intermediate) and ICS 400 (Advanced) to allow students to utilize their knowledge of the ICS 300 level information before attending the ICS 400 level course.  Although this is a DHS recommendation only, VDEM supports this process so that ICS 300 course attendees can maximize their learning by both verifying their need for completing ICS 400 and by not attempting to assimilate both Intermediate and Advanced ICS principles over a short period. 
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of ICS-300 or equivalent training (evidence of ICS equivalency is responsibility of applicant).

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