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This ICS-700 National Incident Management System training provides students with an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS defines the approach used to guide a community, ranging from local to Federal government, including nongovernmental organizations, in the prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery of incidents. The training will address basic NIMS concepts, principles, and components.
Students who take this course are those at an administrative level for government, private-sector, or nongovernmental organizations, as well as individuals with emergency management responsibilities, including prevention, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System 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 training provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.
This training follows National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for I-700 and IS-700.
Much of the content of this course comes from The Emergency Management Institute.
This course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our System Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
There's no need to take the training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume your training where you left when you log in.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or through our Instructor Hotline. You can expect to receive a response within an hour during business hours and are guaranteed a response within 24 hours.
Download, save, or print a certificate after completing your training. If selected during enrollment, your PVC wallet ID, with optional photo, will be mailed within 24 hours.
Take up to six months to complete your ICS-700 National Incident Management System training.
Follow along as our narrator talks you through the course.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
The objectives of this ICS-700 course are to introduce students to the concepts, scope, principles, and applicability of the National Incident Management System.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
This fully narrated course is built for success with interactions, exercises, and quiz questions along the way. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed. Questions and interactions are intended to help prepare students for the final exam.
The Final Exam consists of 25 questions selected at random from a large pool of questions. Students must achieve a score of 75% or better to pass this course. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
This training is brought to you by a team of OSHA Outreach Trainers and is based upon Federal training provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) training program.
Upon completion of this course, you will have immediate access to a course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
This ICS-700 course is an introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for those at an administrative level and those with emergency management responsibilities. Administrators can include government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization leaders, emergency management practitioners, senior elected and appointed leaders such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal leaders, and city or county officials. The training is also intended for workers with emergency management responsibilities, including prevention, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Additional training may be warranted depending on your level of involvement in incident response
Additional ICS and NIMS training for emergency responders may include, but is not limited to:
Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company’s training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by their employer. This training should target the company’s unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.
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The ICS-700 National Incident Management System Course can be taken entirely online, but keep in mind that you will need to be trained in the use of any protective equipment you use as part of your job prior to using that equipment on the job site. This is the case whether you take the course online or in a classroom setting.
Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
This course will take around 3 hours to complete.
Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.
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With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.
We're excited to announce that all courses are now available in HTML 5, making them compatible with the browser on your mobile device. Our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.
Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.
Having ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, or handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!
Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.
During our testing we noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.
Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.