NIMS Training Requirement & Guidance

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​SEMS/NIMS/ICS Combined Course Training Curriculum

Linked you will find the document outlining the Federal requirements for National Incident Management System (NIMS) training compliance. This document identifies the NIMS training requirements for both the Field and Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

National Incident Management System - Training Program September 2011

​SEMS Certification

For SEMS certification, follow your agencies current procedures for documenting training and issuing certificates. It is recommended that a SEMS training record-keeping system include:

1. An individual training record for each person, kept either in their personnel file or in a separate training record file. The name of the course, instructor, location, and date should be included in the training record.

2. Maintenance of the individual training record for as long as the person is employed in a position that involves an emergency response role. Records of personnel involved in an actual emergency should be kept at least until any training compliance issues have been resolved.

3. Documentation of the agency's SEMS training program including copies of the training materials used, such as; instructor syllabus, lesson plans, participant manuals, exercises, and tests. Additional materials are being developed by Cal OES and the SEMS Training & Exercise Specialist Committee and will be added to this website on a regular basis.


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