IMS100 – 8.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The goal of this professional development course, IS100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), is to promote effective response by familiarizing personnel with the ICS framework, and the principles used to manage incidents. This course also prepares personnel to coordinate with response partners from all levels of government and the private sector. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Upon completion of the course, score an 75% on a written examination.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


Completion of the IMS-700, “Introduction to the National Incident Management System – NIMS”


  • Purpose of ICS
  • Basic Features of ICS
  • Incident Commander and Command Staff Functions
  • ICS Facilities

Suggested Audience

The target audience should include entry-level personnel from local agencies, including representatives from:

  • Fire Services
  • Law Enforcement (LE)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Public Health (PH)
  • Public Works (PW)
  • Emergency Management (EM)

Additionally, jurisdictions are strongly encouraged to invite representatives from:

  • Local Hazardous Materials (HazMat) teams
  • Rescue
  • Emergency communications organizations
  • Other governmental and quasi-governmental agencies
  • Organizations such as school systems and the National Guard
  • Other non-governmental, private industry, and federal emergency response agencies
  • Representatives from higher-education institutions located within or support the jurisdiction

Other Information

Maximum number of participants: 40

Minimum number of participants: 26

Great class. Probably the best class I have been to. Instructor was extremely knowledgeable and very good at answering questions and going further into detail if needed.

— Crime Scene Investigation
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