Washington State Emergency Management Division


L0962 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Planning Section Chief Course

(In Person) Monday, May 8, 2023 to Thursday, May 11, 2023

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

This course provides local- and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) managing the planning cycle, and 2) tracking resources and incident status. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.

Course Objectives

Describe the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

  • 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
  • ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff


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

Travel Stipends Not Available

Travel Stipends are not available for this course. Associated travel costs by students who are approved for attendance are the responsibility of the student to pay to include but not limited to meals, mileage, and lodging. If you purchase airfare to attend this course and the course is cancelled, postponed, or the dates shift, the student (not the host) is responsible for refunds or changes in ticket airfare.

Target Audience

NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.




Continuing Education
CEU: Hours - 25


King County Office of Emergency Management

3511 Northeast 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056

Click here for directions

Course Manager

Logan MacGregor

Strategic Initiatives Development Manager/State Emergency Repatriation Coordinator

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

(425) 393-3195


Selection Criteria:


  • Registration Window 1 (currently open): WA Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), and King County International Airport (BFI)
  • Registration Window 2 (currently open): Partners in the State Emergency Repatriation Plan (SERP) as defined in SERP section 1.2 (includes working draft of SERP 2.0).
  • Registration Window 3 (through April 21): Agencies with a defined role in the WA Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and Regional Type 3 Incident Management Teams.
  • Registration Window 4 (noon April 21 through noon May 5): Open to all other emergency management audiences within WA on a space-available basis.
  • Registration Closes at Noon on May 5.



Students must meet audience criteria to register. Limited to audiences within WA State. Registrations from out of state unfortunately cannot be accepted at this time.


Apply for L0962 Here