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Where can I take the NIMS ICS test?

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Students take the National Incident Management System's Incident Command System test on Training.FEMA.gov via the Independent Study program. Independent Study exams require registering on CDP.DHS.gov for a Federal Emergency Management Agency student identification number. Students who pass the exam receive their certificates by email.

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FEMA offers a test for ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System and for ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents. ICS-100 describes the Incident Command System and explains its relationship with the National Incident Management System. ICS-200 covers efficient operations during an incident or event.

These courses are free to anyone who has emergency management responsibilities and to qualified individuals from the general public.

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