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.

Northeast Region offers courses in cooperation with  the NATIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICES ACADEMY- MOBILE TRAINING TEAM (NESA-MTT) and the approval of the National Headquarters Director of Operations.

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E/L/G 0191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface

Course Description

The goal of this professional development course, E/L/G 0191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface, is to enable the students to develop an effective interface between the Incident Command/Unified Command and the Emergency Operations Center by applying National Incident Management System principles.  

Selection Criteria: The intended audience(s) are federal, state, tribal, territorial, local level, private industry, volunteer and nongovernmental emergency management personnel who are active in a community's ICS and EOC activities. This course works best when delivered to combined audience of ICS and EOC personnel. The materials were developed with the assumption that audience members may have little or no actual experience as a member of an Incident Command Post staff or an EOC Staff.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the course structure and potential ICS/EOC interface challenges.
  • Explain key NIMS concepts, command and coordination systems, and structures.
  • Analyze given scenarios to determine commonalities and potential interface issues between ICS and EOCs.
  • Explain the respective roles and interconnectivity of the NIMS command and coordination systems in coordination.
  • Contrast the typical role and functions of the Incident Command and the EOC during emergency operations.
  • Analyze given scenarios to apply ICS/EOC interface concepts.
  • Develop an ICS/EOC interface action plan for your community.
  • Summarize the course objectives.


Prior to enrolling in E/L/G 0191, students must complete:
IS-0100 An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
IS-0700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
IS-0800 National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
IS-0200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200
IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions

E/L/G 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface

E/L/G 0191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface

Dates: 5 & 7 Dec 2022 at 1800 hrs to 2200 hrs EST  each day
Course Manager: Lt Col Debbi Ozer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: Virtual
Registration Ends: 30 Nov 2022 @ 2355
Cost: $0

Course Description: This course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate the interface. The course provides an opportunity for participants to begin developing an interface between an Incident Management Team and EOC personnel using National Incident Management System principles.

Prerequisite are: completion of IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, & IS-800. . Note that IS-2200 can be substituted for IS-200.

For more details:

Event Properties

Event Date 05-Dec-2022 1800
Event End Date 07-Dec-2022 2200
Capacity 24
Registered 24
Cut off date 30-Nov-2022 2355
Location Virtual (work online)

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Incident Command School 2023 (Session 23-01)

Registration now open

Incident Command School 2023 (Session 23-01)

2023 Incident Commander School - Virtual Course (Session 23-01).

Dates: See Schedule below..
Course Manager: Col Jack Ozer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location:  Virtual online
Registration Ends: Friday 31 Dec 2022 @ 2355
Cost:  No fee


Per NER supplement R60-3, all Incident Commander 1 & 2 must complete the NERESA Incident Command School. This applies to all current IC 1 and 2 wishing to renew their qualifications as well as all IC 1 and 2 trainees.

This year the school will be a hybrid consisting of eight (8) on-line sessions and a two (2) day in-person session. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to complete the school. Special arrangements will be made for anyone needing make-up sessions.

Attached is the school schedule with dates and times of the sessions. Pre-registration is necessary and can be done on the NER website.  Deadline for registration is 31 December 2022. There is no cost for this class.

All IC Trainees must have Wing Commander approval in Ops Quals to take these classes.

Please note that these sessions are interactive so participants will be required to log in with both audio and video capability. 

Please direct any questions to: Col Jack Ozer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  631 871-3818


Northeast Region 2023 Incident Command School Schedule

Jan 17      
Introduction / Area Command   Virtual        1900-2000 
Jan19   Computer Skills   Virtual        1900-2100
Jan 24 Mission Finance Virtual        1900-2100
Feb 14       CAP/USAF and NOC Virtual        1900-2100
Mar 14 Domestic Operations Virtual        1900-2100
Apr 18 FEMA Relations Virtual        1900-2100
May 16 Inland SAR Virtual        1900-2100
Jun 20 Area Command Review  Virtual  1900-2100
Jul 28-29 Tabletop Exercises / SAREX  In-person Syracuse, NY

Event Properties

Event Date 17-Jan-2023 1900
Event End Date 29-Jul-2023 1700
Capacity 48
Registered 13
Cut off date 31-Dec-2022 2355
Location Virtual (work online)