Washington State Emergency Management Division


Joint ICS-300 and ICS-400 Offering

Monday, March 20, 2023 to Friday, March 24, 2023

ICS-300: 3/20/2023 at 8:00 AM to 3/22/2023 5:00 PM

Contact: Hours - 21

ICS-400: 3/23/2023 at 8:00 AM to 3/24/2023 5:00 PM

Contact: Hours - 15


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Course Description

IC ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents

Primary Core Capability: Planning

The ICS 300 course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses.

Selection Criteria: Individuals who may assume a supervisory role in incidents.

Note: During a Type 3 incident, some or all of the Command and General Staff positions may be activated, as well as Division/Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods.

ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents

Primary Core Capability: Operational Coordination

The ICS 400 portion of the course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This portion of the course expands upon information covered in ICS 100 through 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

ICS 300

  • Describe how the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Command and Management component supports the management of expanding incidents.
  • Describe the incident/event management process for supervisors and expanding incidents as prescribed by the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Implement the incident management process on a simulated Type 3 incident.
  • Develop an Incident Action Plan for a simulated incident.

ICS 400

  • 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.


Participants must have successfully completed:

- IS0100, Introduction to the Incident Command System;
- IS0200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response;
- IS0700, National Incident Management System, An Introduction;
- IS0800, National Response Framework, An Introduction

Note: ICS 300 must be successfully completed before attending the ICS 400 portion of the course.

Recommended: Experience using concepts and principles from ICS 100, ICS 200, and use of skills in a response or exercise.


Bainbridge Island Fire Station 21

8895 Madison Ave NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management


Course Manager:


Jan Glarum

Acting Director

(360) 307-5877

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 We will be happy to assist you.


Registration preference is given to Kitsap County residents.
The registration period has closed for this event.