SEMS/NIMS/ICS Combined Course Training Curriculum
The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) 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 EMA 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 scan-tron, 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 http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700.asp. This will ensure IS700 compliance documentation.
IG Module 1 - Course Introduction Version 2
IG Module 2 - ICS Introduction Version 2
IG Module 3 - ICS Version 2
IG Module 4 - SEMS Introduction Version 2
IG Module 5 - NIMS Introduction Version 2.0
IG Module 6 - NIMS Preparedness Version 2.0
IG Module 7 - Resource Management Version 2.0
IG Module 8 - Public Information Version 2.0
IG Module 9 - Communications Info Management Version 2.0
IG Module 10 - Action Planning Version 2.0
IG Module 11 - Trainer Resources
IG Module 12- Examination; SEMS_NIMS_ICS T4T TOC
TTT Module 1 - Course Introduction Version 2
TTT Module 2 - ICS Introduction Version 2
TTT Module 3 - Incident Command System Version 2
TTT Module 4 - SEMS Introduction Version 2.0
TTT Module 5 - NIMS Introduction Version 2.0
TTT Module 6 - NIMS Preparedness Version 2.0
TTT Module 7 - NIMS Resource Management Version 2.0
TTT Module 8 - Public Information Version 2.0
TTT Module 9 - NIMS Communications Info Management Supporting Tech Version 2.0
TTT Module 10 - Action Planning Version 2.0; Grocery Store
Small Group Activity
NIMS Awareness Test
For SEMS certification, follow your agencies current procedures for documenting training and issuing certificates. It is recommended that a SEMS training record-keeping system include:
1. An individual training record for each person, kept either in their personnel file or in
a separate training record file. The name of the course, instructor, location, and date
should be included in the training record.
2. Maintenance of the individual training record for as long as the person is employed
in a position that involves an emergency response role. Records of personnel
involved in an actual emergency should be kept at least until any training
compliance issues have been resolved.
3. Documentation of the agency's SEMS training program including copies of the
training materials used, such as; instructor syllabus, lesson plans, participant manuals,
exercises, and tests.
Additional materials are being developed by Cal EMA and the SEMS Training & Exercise Specialist Committee and will be added to this website on a regular basis.