Washington State Emergency Management Division

ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 to Thursday, August 13, 2020

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Daily 

Course Description

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.

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

This course is open to any responder from cities, tribes, county, state and federal agencies, special purpose districts, and private and non-profit partners.


Tacoma-Pierce County EOC

2501 S 35th St Suite D
Tacoma, WA 98409

Click here for directions

Course Manager


Course Manager:

Bob Dolhanyk

(253) 798-2108 or (253) 377-9178



To apply, please click here.