Washington State Emergency Management Division


ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 to Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (In Person)

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Operational Coordination

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

Selection Criteria: 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.

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.




  • IS0100, Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS0200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
  • ICS 300 (E/L/G0300), Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
  • IS0700, National Incident Management System, An Introduction
  • IS0800, National Response Framework, An Introduction




  • Experience using concepts and principles from ICS 100, ICS 200, and ICS 300 and use of skills in an operational environment.


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

Target Audience



  • Emergency Management


For additional course information, including Target Disciplines, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Continuing Education

Contact: Hours - 15


Spokane County - Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

3715 S Grove Rd
Spokane , WA 99224

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Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Spokane County EM


Heather Kitchen

Spokane County EM

(509) 477-3058

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.


To apply, please click here.