Skip to content
Department of Homeland Security Seal - Emergency Management Institute Logo
FEMA Internet Presense icon
YouTube icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Take This Course
Additional Resources
Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity

IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

Course Date

10/31/2013*

*This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 31, 2013. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

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.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.3

Course Length:

3 hours