Incident Command System

The Incident Command System (ICS-100)

  • Course Duration1 Day
  • Theory70%
  • Tasks30%
  • AssessmentTest & Tasks
  • Test Duration30 minutes
  • LanguageEnglish

ICS is an internationally recognized incident management system that allows governments, Corporations and First responders to work together at emergency incidents regardless of the complexity and size.

The system has evolved over 35 years of practical application and is now considered ‘best practice’ across North America. Endorsed by the Federal and Provincial Governments of Canada and the US, it has been used at all recent major emergencies throughout North America.

Pre-course requirements

There are no pre-course requirements for ICS 100 however the courses must be taken in order of number.

English language skill level 6 or higher in IELTS, or equivalent is recommended, but not mandatory, for those whom the first language is not English.


This course has a multiple-choice exam at the end of the course.


Students who complete both the course and successfully pass the test will receive an internationally accredited certificate from ICS Canada.

  • Explain the principles and basic structure of the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Describe the National Incident Management System (NIMS) management characteristics that are the foundation of the ICS
  • Describe the ICS functional areas and the roles of the Incident Commander and Command Staff
  • Describe the General Staff roles within ICS
  • Identify how NIMS management characteristics apply to ICS for a variety of roles and discipline areas

This is a foundation level qualification, so there is not any formal qualification required to do the course.

The ICS system is used to manage any emergency, incident or preplanned event. It can be used for both small and large, complex situations. Employees and employers in any work setting will benefit from this well structured course to generate awareness to prepare to manage in case of emergency within or outside the workplace.

By the end of the course learners you will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of effective and efficient incident management team in responding to unexpected emergency.
  • Importance of formally integrating facilities, people, equipment procedures and communications, incidents can be managed effectively and safely.
  • There are 4 levels of ICS training depending on the assigned tasks of individuals, perhaps this course will provide a good foundation level understanding of the subject at the time of doing next 3 levels.