Prince William County, Va. ARES®/RACES

Including the Independent Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park

Consolidated Training Requirements for 2017

The initial four course are required by both the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as Prince William County. You only need to take the course once for each major number. Upon completion of any of these courses, please send a copy of the certificate to the Emergency Coordinator for the files. Additional course may be added as available or required. If you find a bad/changed link, please forward the information to the EC.

Federal/County/City Requirements

All members


  • G–191 Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface Classroom based. Dates announced as available.
  • IS–706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction
  • IS–775: EOC Management and Operations This course is currently being reviewed and revised to incorporate the current Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program.
  • G–775 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations. Classroom based. Dates announced as available.
  • IS–802 ESF #2 This course has been reviewed and is not current with the National Preparedness System.

Optional (Leadership)

  • ICS–300 Intermediate ICS. Classroom based. Dates announced as available.
  • ICS–400 Advanced ICS. Classroom based. Dates announced as available.

Informational Pages

Along with the FEMA certifications, each ARES member is expected to attend at least three training sessions per year.

Approved Training

The following have already been approved as training sessions and more will be added as events occur throughout the year. Please inform the EC if you attend one of these sessions or wish to have an event approved as a training session.

Date Location Event
21 Jan EOC Bi-Monthly Training
18 Mar EOC Bi-Monthly Training
25 Mar Prince William Forest MCM Crossroads 17.75
20 May EOC Bi-Monthly Training
24–25 Jun TBD Field Day
15 July EOC Bi-Monthly Training
16 Sept EOC Bi-Monthly Training
October Virginia Section Section S.E.T. (Est)
29 Oct DC and environs Marine Corps Marathon
18 Nov MCB Quantico Turkey Trot