Consolidated Training Requirements
These courses 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.
Along with the FEMA and County training below, each ARES member is expected to attend at least three training sessions per year. Approved training sessions appear on the calendar of events. Additional training may be approved by the Emergency Coordinator.
Note that due to COVID, most of the in-person classes have not been held for more than two years. Hopefully 2022 will see a return to some in-person classes.
- IS–700.B National Incident Management System (NIMS)
- IS–100.C Incident Command System
- IS–200.C ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
- IS–800.D National Response Framework
- IS–703.B NIMS Resource Management
- IS–706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction
- IS–29.A Public Information Officer Awareness (Optional)
- EOC–101 Introduction to PWC EOC Operations. Classroom based. (Will be scheduled during regular training dates)
- EOC–102 PWC EOC Operations - Capstone. Classroom based. (Special dates, to be announced)
- ARRL EC–001 Introduction to Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
- ARRL EC–016, Emergency Communications for Management
- IS–120.C An Introduction to Exercises
- IS–230.D Fundamentals of Emergency Management
- IS–240.B Leadership and Influence
- IS–241.B Decision Making and Problem Solving
- IS–242.B Effective Communication
- IS–244.B Developing and Managing Volunteers
- IS–288.A The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management
- IS–1300 Introduction to Continuity of Operations
- IS–2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions
- G–300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents. Classroom based.
- G–400 Advanced Incident Command System. Classroom based.