L950: All-Hazards Position Specific Incident Commander

Course Overview

This course provides local- and state- level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Incident Commander (IC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories:

1) Responding to the incident and command needs of the incident

2) Effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an IC on an All-Hazards ICS IMT

This course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, scenario-driven approach to mastering the skills required of an IC. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.

Program Area(s)

  • Incident Command System
  • Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • National Response Framework
  • Universal Emergency Preparedness

 Target Audience

NIMS ICS All-Hazards training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.


Duration: Five days (30 hours)

Required Pre-requisites


CEU/ACE Credit

  • CEUs: 3.5
  • ACE: Level: Upper Division
  • ACE: Credit Hours: 2
  • ACE: Curriculum: Emergency Management, Disaster Management, or Fire Safety