Washington State Emergency Management Division


ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff

Thursday, November 16, 2023 to Friday, November 17, 2023

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Daily 

Lunches will run 75 minutes due to the distance of the training center from local food sources.

Course Description

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.

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

This course is open to any responder from cities, tribes, county, state and federal agencies, special purpose districts, and private and non-profit partners.



Grant County Sheriff's Office - Moses Lake Training Facility

1274 Lowry Street
Moses Lake, WA 98837

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Course Manager

Matt Klein

Emergency Management Specialist, Grant County Sheriff's Office


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.