COVID-19 response

  • Online course requests for eligible students will continue to be made a priority, but may experience delays.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person training for ICS-200, ICS-300, and the Director of Emergency Management (DEM) Course has been placed on hold.
  • A six-month extension was recently granted for Director’s of Emergency Management to complete the prescribed courses, approved by the Managing Director of AEMA under the authority of Section 13(1) of the Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation.

For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Changes in access to free online training

The Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation came into effect on January 1, 2020.

Only primary students will have access to online emergency management courses. Details on how to submit your training request are in the enrolment section below. We require proof of your affiliation with your agency. Please submit evidence of your affiliation along with your request.


Primary students eligible for online emergency management courses include:

  • Municipal employees designated with a municipal emergency management role under the Emergency Management Act, including volunteer fire fighters
  • Government of Alberta employees with a role in emergency management, consequence management, or business continuity
  • Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) who are members of the NGO council of Alberta;
  • volunteers with search and rescue teams (submit proof of membership)
  • RCMP members based in Alberta detachments
  • Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (with proof of their supervisor's approval) and based in Alberta only

Non-primary students will no longer have access to online emergency management courses.

Non-primary students include:

  • Anyone outside of the Province of Alberta.
  • NGOx who are not members of the NGO council of Alberta.
  • Private businesses, private industries, or individuals unaffiliated with any government organization.
  • Alberta advanced education students in emergency management programs.
  • Public sector employees who do not have a direct role in Alberta’s emergency management system.

Learn more about AEMA online training changes and how changes could impact you.


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

ICS I-100

ICS I-100 is an introductory course and overview of the Incident Command System. The course takes an average of 2 to 4 hours to complete.

ICS I-200

The online ICS I-200 course is not recognized by ICS Canada. Before beginning the course, check that your organization will accept it.

ICS I-200 enables personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the command system. It provides training and resources for personnel who may have a supervisory position within the command system.

You must complete ICS I-100 before you can enrol in ICS I-200. The course takes an average of 10 to 14 hours to complete.


To access free online courses, students must demonstrate they are a member of our primary training audience (see above for details).

Students can enrol by sending an email to

We require proof of your affiliation with your organization. The email must include:

  • first and last name of the student requesting the course
  • place of employment (when possible please include an email signature from your organization)
  • your role in Alberta's emergency management system

Enrolment requests take up to 5 business days to process.


If you are having difficulties registering or printing your certificate, contact:

Alberta Emergency Management Agency Training
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)