Are There Alternatives to the NIMS 200.b Exam?


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The National Incident Management Systems 200.b is an updated version of the IS-200 and IS-200.a courses, and all three are equivalent for credentialing. IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command is a required prerequisite for NIMS 200.b and the IS-700.a course is recommended.

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NIMS 200.b is offered as an interactive web-based course at FEMA.Gov. The course is developed collaboratively between the Emergency Management Institute, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. National Fire Program.

NIMS 200.b is a three-hour course intended for personnel likely to assume a supervisory position within the Incident Command System. All personnel at the first supervisor level, middle management level and command or general staff level must complete NIMS 200.b.

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