IMS400 – 15.00 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

ICS 400 is intended for an audience of
experienced responders and other senior emergency management personnel who may
perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents (Type 1 or Type
2 incidents). Large and complex incidents that require the application of area
command don’t happen often. Although this is an advanced ICS course, it is not
intended to develop mastery of area command. The purpose of this course is to
expose students to the concepts of utilizing area command in major and complex

This course trains emergency response supervisors and mid-to-upper level managers in the skills necessary to effectively plan for and manage a large-scale incident by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multidisciplinary, command and management team approach. The course places specific emphasis on Incident Action Plan (IAP) development and resource management processes.




There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Completion of a post-test upon completion of the course achieving a score of at least 75%.

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

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.



  • Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS)
  • Area Command
  • Special management challenges for major incidents/events

Suggested Audience

Personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an expanding incident that may require a higher level of NIMS/ICS training from the following disciplines/services:

  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
  • Law Enforcement (LE)
  • Public Health (PH)
  • Public Works (PW)
  • Emergency Management (EM)
  • Government administrative
  • Private Sector and military (if invited by the host jurisdiction)
  • County, state, and federal agency personnel who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents.

Contact Information

Preparedness Program

Phone: (979) 458-5645

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