NIMS/ICS Courses

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment.

NIMS works hand in hand with the National Response Framework (NRF).  NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents, while the NRF provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management.

Civil Air Patrol has committed to being NIMS compliant like all other response agencies across the United States.  In order to be NIMS compliant CAP members participating in emergency services will need to complete certain training in accordance with guidance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and CAP will need to meet other NIMS guidelines established by DHS as they are announced.

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ICS 400 Course Registration

Registration now open

ICS 400, Advanced ICS Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents (NESA Mobile Training Team 19-01)

ICS-400, Advanced ICS Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents (NESA Mobile Training Team 19-01).

Dates: Friday, 3 May (1700 - 2100) and Saturday, 4 May (0830 - 1700)
Course Manager: Lt Col Robert Jennings This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: NJ National Guard Armory, 241 Scotch Rd, Trenton, NJ 08628 (Trenton Mercer Airport, KTTN).
Available Space: 30
Registration Ends: Tuesday, 30 April 2019 2355
Cost: $20 (includes student manual and lunch on Saturday)


In addition to registering online please send completed CAPF’s 17, 160 and 161 to Lt Col Bob Jennings at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible but no later than 30 April 2019

ICS-400 is an advanced training requirement for several CAP senior mission management qualifications. This training will be conducted by experienced ICS trainers who also happen to be CAP members, and the test will be administered in the eServices Learning Management System.

Pre-requisites for this course:

  • FEMA Independent Study IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800
  • ICS-300, Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Completion of CAP Level I for Senior Members
  • Completion of Curry Achievement and Basic Encampment for Cadets
  • Completion of CAP General Emergency Services (GenES)

Transportation, other meals and hotel (if needed) are at the member's expense.

If you require overnight accommodation, there are three hotels within just 2 miles of the training location, and 25 more with in a 15 mile radius. For the closest ones:

If you are planning to fly a CAP or personal aircraft to attend the training, please contact Lt Col Bob Jennings.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-May-2019 1700
Event End Date 04-May-2019 1700
Registered 7
Available place 23
Cut off date 30-Apr-2019 2355
Individual Price Cost: $20, includes student manual and lunch on Saturday
Location Army National Guard Aviation - Trenton NJ