ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents

NFA065 – 15.00 Hours


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DetailsICS 400 Advanced ICS
07/24/24 – 07/25/24 China Grove, TX FP NFA065 717 Register
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07/30/24 – 07/31/24 Pittsburg, TX FP NFA065 702 Register
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07/31/24 – 08/02/24 Van Horn, TX FP NFA065 709 Register
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08/08/24 – 08/09/24 Denton, TX FP NFA065 679 Register
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08/08/24 – 08/09/24 Brownwood, TX FP NFA065 686 Register
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08/10/24 – 08/11/24 Maud, TX FP NFA065 718 Register
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08/15/24 – 08/16/24 Hamilton, TX FP NFA065 668 Register
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08/17/24 – 08/18/24 Terrell, TX FP NFA065 705 Register
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08/21/24 – 08/22/24 Austin, TX FP NFA065 713 Register
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08/28/24 – 08/30/24 San Angelo, TX FP NFA065 706 Register
DetailsICS 400 Advanced ICS
09/19/24 – 09/20/24 Cuero, TX FP NFA065 712 Register
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09/24/24 – 09/25/24 San Angelo, TX FP NFA065 699 Register
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10/10/24 – 10/11/24 Sherman, TX FP NFA065 711 Register
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10/17/24 – 10/18/24 Frisco, TX FP NFA065 698 Register
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11/04/24 – 11/05/24 Victoria, TX FP NFA065 688 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

NFA logoICS400 is intended for an audience of experienced responders and other senior emergency management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents (Type 1 or Type 2 incidents).  Large and complex incidents that require the application of area command don’t happen often.  Although this is an advanced ICS course, it is not intended to develop mastery of area command.  The purpose of this course is to expose students to the concepts of utilizing area command in major and complex incidents.


ICS 100, 200, and Incident Command Systems (ICS)-100-level and ICS-300-level training.  Preferred courses are available through NFA Online

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

A photo identification on the first day of class.  See the Participant Handbook opens in a new tab for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

You will need your FEMA SID# on the first day of the course. 

To obtain a SID 

1. Register at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femaside.

2. Select “Need a FEMA SID?” on the right side of the screen.

3. Follow the instructions to create your account.

4. You will receive an email with your SID. Save this number in a secure location.

Attendance Requirements

To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and successfully complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and pass the end-of-course exam to receive course completion. During the course your instructor will review any additional requirements. 

We recommend that you complete the following online training prior to attending this course:

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the course scope, objectives, and classroom logistics.
  • Given a scenario and review materials, apply key NIMS doctrine concepts (NIMS Management Characteristics, Unified Command, Incident Command System structure and functional area responsibilities, IAP Preparation and the Operational Period Planning Cycle, and incident complexity) to the management of a complex incident or event.
  • Apply the appropriate structural option to manage a complex incident.
  • Given a scenario, develop an Area Command organization.
  • Identify the complex incident management issues that can result from a lack of multiagency coordination.

Suggested Audience

  • Have a working knowledge of the ICS. 
  • Have an agency or individual need to meet National Incident Management System – required training. 
  • Have responsibility within your organization to function in a Command and/or Gneral Staff position. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]