FEMA IS-700 Online Course

This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community – all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector – to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, you should be able to: 

  1. Describe and identify the key concepts, principles, scope, and applicability underlying NIMS.
  2. Describe activities and methods for managing resources.
  3. Describe the NIMS Management Characteristics.
  4. Identify and describe Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structures.
  5. Explain Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions, common models for staff organization, and activation levels.
  6. Explain the interconnectivity within the NIMS Management and Coordination structures: ICS, EOC, Joint Information System (JIS), and Multiagency Coordination Groups (MAC Groups).
  7. Identify and describe the characteristics of communications and information systems, effective communication, incident information, and communication standards and formats.

When entering into the online course, read the content displayed in the center and click the ARROW buttons in the bottom of the display.  The first few course content slides will describe in detail how to navigate through the course.  IS-100 has 106 course content slides.  The last slide leads to the TEST.

FEMA IS-700.b

Introduction to the NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.  Click to get started…

The TEST can be taken at any time.  You may also return after additional studying to take or re-take the test.  Remember that to proceed with testing; you are required to have a verified Student Identification Number. 

FEMA IS-700.b Test

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Please check with your IOR for submitting “Certificates of Completion.”  Every NSP member is required to show proof of completion on their educational profile.  Your IOR will help direct you to the NSP Course Credit Requisition system with a course number for  receiving credit.