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Recommended ICS/NIMS Courses for Auxiliary Members

Tue, 15 Feb 22  

Auxiliarists who want to improve their understanding of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS), and how exercise and actual events are managed by the Coast Guard should consider taking the following courses through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study (IS) website and the Auxiliary Learning and Management (AUXLMS):

Available on the FEMA Independent Study website at

IS-5.a – An Introduction to Hazardous Materials

IS-100.c – Introduction to Incident Command System (or current version)
IS-120.c – An Introduction to Exercises (or current version)
IS-130.a – Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning (or current version)
IS-139.a – Exercise Design (or current version)

ICS/IS-200.c – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident (or current version)

ICS 210 -  ICS for Single Resource Unit Leaders - AuxLMS Login Required

IS-700.b – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (or current version)
IS-800.d – National Response Framework, An Introduction (or current version)
IS-909 - Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone (or current version)
IS-2000 – National Preparedness Goal and Systems Overview (or current version)
IS-2200 – Basic Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Operations (or current version)
IS-2900.a – National Disaster Recovery Framework (or current version)

The following courses are available through AUXLMS
** Please note: You must be logged in to AUXLMS for the links below to work **


ICS 300 : Intermediate ICS - Instructor/Classroom Led Course (18 Hours or 32 Hour USCG Course). or Online on AUXLMS (AUXLMS 100307) Any offering that meets the National Incident management Systems Core Curriculum is acceptable for qualification purposes.  However, if you wish to pursue a USCG position specific PQS then you will need to complete the USCG ICS-300(a) course.  The Coast Guard version of this course is process based and will require the students to work from initial response through two full planning cycles and develop two incident action plans.  Prerequisite is ICS-200. (**)  If member: works in an Incident Command Post (ICP).


ICS 400 : Advanced Incident Command System Course (AUXLMS 100284) This course is designed to provide technical knowledge for senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multiagency Coordination System, or as part of an Incident Management Team.