ICS400 State Training Workshop

Monday, 28 November 2022 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

269 Maxim Road, Hartford, CT, 06114, United States

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Monday, 28 November 2022 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

A State Training Workshop for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), that provides baseline parameters and guidelines on the 2019 updated versions of 400 course content, delivery and instruction

These are the prerequisites to take 400:

  • IS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System;
  • IS-200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response;
  • IS-700, National Incident Management System, An Introduction;
  • IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • ICS-300, 2019 version or previous version plus the above 300 workshop
  • ICS-400 (E/L/G) prior to 2019 revision

In order to instruct 400 after taking this workshop they must take and provide proof of:

E/L/G-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents (ICS 400)

  • The General ICS Instructor Training
  • Successful completion of ICS 100 thru ICS 400, IS-700, and IS-800
  • Service in an emergency management and incident response position within five years in real-world incidents, planned events, or accredited exercises that required a written IAP or encompassed more than one operational period. Recognized qualifications in techniques of instruction and adult education methodologies
  • Recommended: Experience using ICS 100/200/300/400 principles and concepts in a real-world event or full-scale exercise
  • Recommended: G0191 and E/L0449

General Instructor Training

Instructors must hold certification from a recognized program of instruction or hold a recognized qualification in techniques of instruction and adult education methodologies. Some instructor qualifications and courses include:

  • NFA educational methodology course
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Facilitative Instructor course (M-410)
  • Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Instructor Training Course
  • State-certified Level II (or higher) fire, rescue, or EMS instructor course (for example, NFPA 1041 Level II)
  • FEMA EMI E/L0141, Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills or the state delivered G0265, Basic Instructional Skills Course
  • U.S. Army Small Group Instructor Training Course (SGITC), Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) (formerly called the Total Army Instructor Training Course (TAITC)), or other US Military Formal Instructor courses.
  • Higher education degrees or certificates



Instructor’s Operational and Other Training Experience

The following are the general qualifications of instructors delivering NIMS ICS curriculum. Instructors must be experienced in emergency management, first responder or other related functional areas with expertise in the subject matter they are expected to instruct. Experience and prior learning may include:

  • Prior completion of the course they will be teaching
  • Recent, relevant and response focused service
    • Relevant - related to the course they will be instructing
    • Recent – preferably within the past five years
    • Response Focused – experience is during real-world incidents, planned events, or accredited exercises that required a written incident action plan (IAP) and/or went more than one operational period
  • Recommended: G0191 and E/L0449


All instructors must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of the ICS to include:

  • ICS Command, General Staff, and Unit Leader functions
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • National Response Framework (NRF) concepts and principles
  • Local, State, Tribal and Federal interagency and cooperation, and coordination Incident Management Team organization, roles, and responsibilities Experience using ICS 100/200/300 principles and concepts in a real-world event or full-scale exercise


Instructor Levels

  • Lead Instructors - must have sufficient experience in presenting all units of the course to be capable of last-minute substitution for unit instructors.
  • Unit / Support Instructors - must be experienced in the lesson content they are presenting.

Adjunct instructors - may provide limited instruction in specialized knowledge and skills at the discretion of the lead instructor. Adjunct instructors must be experienced, proficient, and knowledgeable of current issues in their field of expertise. 


Connecticut Emergency Management and Homeland Security