Washington State Emergency Management Division

ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to Friday, June 18, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This event is full. Now accepting wait list registrations.

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Operational Coordination

Virtual instructor led course. 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.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

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

The target audience for this course includes experienced senior emergency

management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents. This group includes individuals who may serve as the Incident Commander, as a member of a Unified Command, or as members of the Command or General Staff, or Multiagency Coordination Group/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) management for incidents that may use an Area Command.


Virtual - EMD/Oregon

Please check your hardware prior to registration:

Course Manager

Washington EMD Training Team,

EMD Training Inbox,

William Vance, 253-381-8891

Damaris Li, 253-208-7306

Mele Letuli-Savea, 253-512-7045


If you need special needs accommodations please contact us in advance of the course at We will do our best to work with other agencies to fulfill requests made. Thank you for your interest in this course.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have effective communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. We invite any person with a disability or other access or functional need and those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process and at with as much notice as possible, preferably at least four weeks before the meeting date. Accommodations may include:
Sign Language Interpreter - Specify type of sign language (i.e., tactile, Signed English, ASL)
CART– Real-time captioning
Other Language needs - please indicate
If you have any questions, please contact, the course contact listed on this page.


Registration preference given to Washington/Oregon State and Tribal residents.