To prepare for the National Incident Management System independent study post test, use the study guide, course materials and student manuals available on FEMA.gov. The test is 25 questions and previous tests with answer keys are available on Quizlet.com.
The NIMS IS-700 post test is a simple four-option multiple choice test covering the online material at FEMA.gov. Many of the questions are definitional and test knowledge of core concepts such as public information officers, multi-agency coordination systems, incident action plans, incident command systems and resource typing. To review for the test, focus on all written descriptions in the course material because the test questions are derived from the descriptions.
NIMS was established in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security to standardize incident management. The program is offered as an independent study course at FEMA.gov. By the end of the course, students must be able to describe the intent of NIMS, describe the principles and key concepts underlying NIMS, describe the purpose of NIMS components and describe the purpose of the National Integration Center. NIMS IS-700 is a three-hour course. The other core course for incident management is Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100. An additional 24 supplementary courses are offered.