ICS-361 Finance Section Training

Course Overview

Focusing on the responsibilities of the Finance Section’s functional units, ICS-361 is designed to enhance and exercise the student’s knowledge of NIMS and ICS as it pertains to the logistics section and the support services provided by the logistics section.  This course describes the roles and responsibilities of the finance section during the planning process and supporting an Incident Action Plan, and emphasizes the needed interactions between all positions in the finance section, as well as interactions with the entire Incident Management Team and external entities. This course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills required of a Finance Section.

Specific Course Topics

  • Finance Section Overview and Unit Duties and Responsibilities
  • Establishing the Finance Section and getting organized
  • Establishing financial services and IMT support
  • Finance Section Interactions and Communication
  • IMT Interactions and support
  • External Interactions and Information
  • Planning Process Responsibilities

Target Audience

Responders assigned to the Finance Section (Finance Section Chief, Deputy, Cost Unit Leader, Procurement Unit Leader, Time Unit Leader, Compensation Unit Leader and Claims Unit Leader)


Duration: One day  (8 hours) 

Pre-requisite (recommended)

Successful completion of ICS-300 


  • EMI 0973
  • FEMA E/L973
  • NWCG S-360