FEMA Releases Revised IS-100 and IS-700 NIMS Courses

No. 1417  Monday, June 25, 2018
Emergency Management Institute

TWO REVISED NIMS COURSES RELEASED

FEMAs National Integration Center and the FEMA Emergency Management Institute have completed and approved the release of two revised online NIMS courses during the week of 25 June:

IS-100.c, An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level
ICS training. The course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident
Management System (NIMS).
IS-700.b, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS 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.

Together, these two online courses form the foundation of NIMS training for all incident personnel. Please note that IS-100.c and IS-700.b are updated versions of the IS-100.b and IS-700.a courses. If you have successfully completed a previous version of these courses there is no FEMA requirement to take the revised versions of the courses. However, because these courses contain new information based on the revised NIMS, October 2017, you will find it informative to review the new versions of these courses.