SEMS/NEMS/ICS Combined Course Training Curriculum

The California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Training Division, in conjunction with the SEMS Training & Exercise Specialist Committee made up of State and Local government subject matter experts, are continuously working to provide the resources necessary to meet both the requirements of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS). As you are aware, SEMS and NIMS require that certain courses be completed by all who may be tasked during an emergency; response through recovery. Please review the training matrix on this website for State and Federal guidance on who should take which course.

In order to facilitate this, Cal OES has developed the SEMS/NIMS/ICS, A Combined Course. This comprehensive course compares and contrasts SEMS, NIMS, and ICS. Your trainers may conduct one course that will meet the requirements of SEMS Introductory Course, ICS 100, and the NIMS Awareness course by using this curriculum. Ensure that the target audience’s needs and prior training and experience are taken into account when deciding which pieces of this curriculum you choose to use. Since the NIMS Awareness course objectives are included in this material, participants may fill out a FEMA scantron, available at FEMA IS Program - Request Blank OpScan Sheets and mail to FEMA for a certificate, or fill out the test questions and final exam available at this link This will ensure IS700 compliance documentation.