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IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction

EMI has revised and updated the IS-700 course materials. Please begin using the IS-700.a materials immediately. If you have previously started the IS-700 course and need to take the final exam, you must complete the exam and obtain a passing score before February 13, 2009. After February 13, 2009, the IS 700 exam will no longer be available.

You may complete your exam online by clicking here. If you are completing your final exam for IS 700 via OpScan bubble sheets, they must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 13, 2009.

At this time there are no downloadable materials for IS 700.a but they are forthcoming.

Course Overview

This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the intent of NIMS.
  2. Describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS. 
  3. Describe the purpose of the NIMS Components including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management, and Command and Management.
  4. Describe the purpose of the National Integration Center.

Note: This course provides a basic introduction to NIMS. It is not designed to replace Incident Command System and position-specific training.

Primary Audience

Individuals with emergency management responsibilities including prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.





Course Length

The overall length of the course will vary for each individual.  IS 700A takes approximately 3 hours.