Utah Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management - ICS-400 Incident Command System Advanced

DESCRIPTION: This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. These earlier courses are prerequisites for ICS-400.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multiagency Coordination Entity, expected to perform in a management capacity in an area command complex incident environment.


IS-100 (Introduction to Incident Command System)
IS-200 (ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents)
IS-700 (National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction)
IS-800.B (National Response Framework, An Introduction). 
These courses can be completed online at:


Also, ICS-300 (Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents) a two day classroom course.

Recommended: Command or General Staff experience.

ICS-400 is a one day and a half classroom course. 


  • Explain how major incidents engender special management challenges;
  • Describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established;
  • Describe the circumstances in which multiagency coordination systems are established.
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