Overview

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized management system to organize and manage a scalable response to any emergency incidents.

ICS compliance

Under the Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation, the Managing Director of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency has prescribed ICS as the command, control, and coordination system to be used by local authority’s emergency management agencies.

As local authorities work towards fulfilling legislated training requirements, ICS certificates will be recognized as compliant with the regulation as follows:

  • Non-ICS Canada training certificates issued prior to January 1, 2020, will be considered compliant.
  • After January 1, 2020, only ICS Canada issued training certificates will be considered compliant, with the exception of AEMA I-200 Online.

See Approved ICS Alberta Providers and Certificates (PDF, 137 KB) for more information.

Changes to the Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation have no impact on the required training pre-requisites for ICS Canada courses or training progression parameters. ICS course pre-requisite policies are established and maintained by ICS Canada.

For more information about AEMA’s role in overseeing ICS application and instruction, visit the ICS Alberta page.

ICS course descriptions

  • ICS I-100

    ICS I-100 is an awareness level training course. It is intended for all personnel assuming any position within an organization employing ICS. It introduces students to ICS and provides the foundation for higher level ICS learning including ICS principles, history, terminology and organizational structure.

    • Students must attend the full course and achieve 80% on the open-book exam to receive a certificate of completion.
    • No pre-requisites to take this course.

    The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) offers this course in-class and online.

    • The facilitated in-class course is designed to be completed in 5+ hours.
    • The self-directed online course is designed to be completed in 2 to 4 hours.
  • ICS I-200

    ICS I-200 is an awareness level training course. It is intended for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory ICS position and focuses on the management of single resources.

    • Students must attend the full course and achieve 80% on the open-book exam to receive a certificate of completion.
    • Students must complete ICS I-100 in order to enroll in ICS I-200.

    AEMA offers this course in-class and online.

    • The facilitated in-class course is designed to be completed in 14+ hours.
    • The self-directed online course is designed to be completed in 10 to 14 hours.

    The online ICS I-200 course is not recognized by ICS Canada as it does not include the requisite group activities. If you intend to continue your ICS training to ICS I-300 and higher, you must complete ICS I-200 in-class.

  • ICS I-300

    ICS I-300 is an advanced level training course. It is intended for incident management personnel in supervisory roles and enables them to operate efficiently during a Type 3 incident or event where the situation covers multiple operational periods.

    • Students must attend the full course and achieve 80% on the open-book exam to receive a certificate of completion.
    • Students must complete ICS I-200 in-class in order to enroll in ICS I-300.
      • ICS I-200 on-line, self-study course does not include the group activities required to meet the pre-requisite.

    AEMA offers this course in-class only.

    • The facilitated in-class course is designed to be completed in 17+ hours.
  • ICS I-400

    ICS I-400 is an advanced level training course. It is intended for personnel serving as Command and General Staff in an ICS organization. It addresses command and general staff functions during complex incidents, and the implementation of ICS in a complex incident and multiple incidents.

    • Students must attend the full course and achieve 80% on the open-book exam to receive a certificate of completion.
    • Students must complete ICS I-300 in order to enroll in ICS I-400.

    AEMA offers this course in-class only.

    • The facilitated in-class course is designed to be completed in 14+ hours.
  • Position-Specific ICS Training

    All position-specific training courses are designed to address the roles and responsibilities of a specific position on a Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT).

    • Students must attend the full course and achieve 70% on the closed-book exam within a 2-hour time limit.
    • Students must complete ICS I-300 in order to enroll in position-specific course. It is also recommended to have served in the position on at least 3 occasions for an incident, planned event or exercise that went beyond a single operational period or required an Incident Action Plan.

    AEMA offers these courses in-class only.

    • The duration of position-specific training courses ranges from 12 to 26+ hours depending on the position.

    Refer to the ICS Canada Curriculum and Training Standards (PDF, 821 KB) for more information about the specific course you are interested in.

Contact

Connect with Alberta Emergency Management Agency Training:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: [email protected]

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