Washington State Emergency Management Division

ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Daily (working lunch on both days)

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.

Student Selection

Class size is limited; preference given to City of Seattle Employees.

Parking Information

Parking is available in the Seattle Municipal Tower Garage

(700 5th Ave - enter off of 6th) or the Sea Park garage (609 6th Ave).

Parking rates are $22 per day and we are unable to provide validation.


Seattle Municipal Tower

700 5th Avenue, Ste 2450
Seattle, WA 98104

Click here for directions

Course Manager

Bryan Hovde

EM Strategic Advisor

Seattle City Light

Phone: 206-684-3794


To apply, please contact the listed Course Manager above.