18. IS-100/700 Course Updates

Greetings again from Clark County, celebrating its bicentennial this year.

About six months ago I mentioned that the National Incident Management System, or NIMS, courses were in the process of being updated.  About 40 FEMA courses are involved, including the four Emergency Management Institute Independent Study courses that Ohio Section ARES expects all of its members to complete.

The newest updated course versions are IS-100.c, Introduction to the Incident Command System, and IS-700.b, Introduction to the National Incident Management System.  Anyone who has completed earlier versions of these courses is not required to take them again, but is welcome to do so.  If you have already started IS-100.b and/or IS-700.a you must finish the exams for these courses within four weeks or you will not be able to obtain course completion certificates.  Also, classroom versions of IS-100.c and IS-700.b are due to be available in the fall.

Information about these and other FEMA Independent Study courses is available at https://training.fema.gov/IS/ .