Washington State Emergency Management Division


ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff

Thursday, November 9, 2023 to Friday, November 10, 2023 (In-Person)

Thursday, November 9th: 8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Friday, November 10th: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Operational Coordination

** Please note that if you are taking both the ICS 300 and ICS 400 offered by Kitsap County during this week, the certificates do not meet FEMA criteria to continue to All Hazard Position Specific courses or take part in an Incident Management Team**

This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS 100 through ICS 300 courses, which are prerequisites for ICS 400.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives
  • Explain how major incidents engender special management challenges.
  • Describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established.
  • Describe the circumstances in which Multi-Agency Coordination Systems are established.

  • IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) (any version)
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (any version)
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (any version)
  • IS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction (any version)
  • ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-Agency Coordination Entity.

Continuing Education

Contact: Hours - 15


Kitsap County Public Works Annex

8600 Imperial Way SW
Bremerton, WA 9831

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Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management


Jan Glarum

Kitsap County EM: Plans, Training and Exercise Officer

(360) 900-8556 mobile

Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.


Registration preference is given to Washington State and tribal residents.
The registration period has closed for this event.