Continuing Education

Incident Command System (ICS)

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Incident Command System (ICS) training is foundational for Emergency Response and critical to creating a strong emergency response strategy.

Gain essential skills for incident management including:

  • Operate efficiently and confidently within the structured ICS to guide your response strategy.
  • Understand the different roles within the ICS to ensure you have the right personnel in place to respond effectively to a crisis.
  • Learn how to work in a Section or other supporting role in the Incident Management Team or Emergency Coordination Centre.
  • Understand how to effectively manage administration and finance of an emergency event. Gain an idea of how to analyze the potential financial implications of a crisis.

All CADEM ICS offerings adhere to ICS Canada standards and principles. Where ICS Canada curriculum is not available, FEMA standards are adopted and followed.

Certificate Information

Officially recognized Incident Command System (ICS) Canada courses offered by NAIT include CDEM100 – ICS I-100, CDEM110 – ICS I-200, and CDEM120 – ICS I-300. Students need to observe the required wait times between official ICS courses. Additionally, students are required take them in the following order:

CDEM100 - ICS I-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System (1-day online class)

After completing ICS 100, the student can proceed directly into ICS 200.


CDEM110 – ICS I-200 - Basic Incident Command System (2-day course on campus or 4 half-day virtual classes)

After completion of ICS 200, a minimum six-month waiting period is required before enrolling in ICS 300. It may be waived by ICS Canada if the student participates in a significant ICS experience in between 200 and 300.


CDEM120 – ICS I-300– Advanced ICS For Expanding Incidents (3-day course)

Note: This course is coming soon. It is currently in development to facilitate distance delivery using a virtual classroom.

After completion of ICS 300, a minimum six-month waiting period is required before enrolling in ICS 400. It may be waived by ICS Canada if the student participates in a significant ICS experience in between 300 and 400.


CDEM 190 – ICS I-400 – Advanced ICS For Command and General Staff, Complex Incidents (2-day course)

Note: This course is coming soon. It is currently in development to facilitate distance delivery using a virtual classroom.


During the required wait times between ICS 200 through ICS 400, the student may enrol in additional CDEM courses designed to prepare people to function inside the various ICS Sections. All courses require ICS 100 as a prerequisite and students are encouraged to have ICS 200, but it is not required.

NAIT and ICS Canada also offer position-specific training for Command and General Staff leadership positions during our annual All Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) Academy.

Instructors

Jason Greidanus, CD, CEM, MADEM, BCom

Jason Greidanus is an independent consultant and teacher with years of experience and expertise in emergency response and security.

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Kristen Deuzeman, R.Psych, CEM

Kristen is a Certified Emergency Manager and Registered Psychologist who is the Portfolio Manager for Professional Best Practices at NAIT’s Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management.

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Shawna Bruce, RRU, MADEM

Shawna Bruce is a self-identified "Master of Disaster" and seasoned strategic communicator and trainer with 30 years of crisis communications, public information and public affairs experience.

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Tracy Blaine, BA, BEd, ABCP

Tracy is an expert Emergency Management instructor with many years of supervisory experience in the energy sector.

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Please contact us to learn more about the Incident Command System (ICS) Training certificate.

General Inquiries
Phone: 780.378.1275
Email: CADEM@nait.ca

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