INSTRUCTIONS  

FOR ICS-100 course requirement

At its August 2018 Board meeting, the NSP Board of Directors approved the following requirement for candidates and patrollers: 

5.2.2 Candidate Requirements 

5.2.2.5 All candidates must complete the ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System course (or the equivalent course that may have a different number) offered by the Federal Emergency Management Institute (FEMA). New candidates should complete the course during their initial training. 

5.3.4 All patrollers (this includes Patrollers, Alpine Patrollers, Bike Patrollers, Nordic/Backcountry Patrollers, YAP Alpine Patrollers, YAP Bike Patrollers, YAP Nordic/Backcountry Patrollers, and YAP Patrollers) Requirements

5.3.4.3 All patrollers (this includes Patrollers, Alpine Patrollers, Bike Patrollers, Nordic/Backcountry Patrollers, YAP Alpine Patrollers, YAP Bike Patrollers, YAP Nordic/Backcountry Patrollers, and YAP Patrollers) must complete the ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System course (or the equivalent course that may have a different number) offered by the Federal Emergency Management Institute (FEMA). Current patrollers have until December 31, 2019 to complete the course. 

 

ICS-100 course information

The online, self-paced course is found at  https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c

This page must be accessed separately from the NSP website. 

Members are encouraged to read the Course Overview provided.  They should then complete the course by selecting the Interactive Web Based Course link on the right.  The course is a series of slides that the individual reads through by selecting the arrow buttons at the bottom of the page.  On the final slide, a link to complete the exam is available.  Members need to register and create a Student Identification Number prior to completing the exam.  See screenshots on page 2.   

A certificate, available to print or download, is awarded upon passing the exam.  

 

NSP record-keeping process: 

ICS-100 is available to be registered in the NSP database in the same way as other courses are registered.  These courses are for record-keeping purposes since there is not a place for the course completion certificates to be saved in the database.  Any currently certified instructor in any discipline may register this course.  The IOR should register a course then individuals enroll themselves. The IOR should collect the certificates and close the course.  It is recommended that this be done for groups – patrols or regions, for example.  The course can remain open for an extended period of time to capture all who complete the course.