ICS 200

Earn your ICS 200 certificate upon successful completion of this course


Basic ICS is intended for front line supervisors and responders who may be first on scene and need to effectively establish command and initiate elements of ICS. It is also intended for staff that may fill roles within larger organizations.

Basic Incident Command System, I-200 introduces how the Incident Command System (ICS) is used to manage Single Resources and the management required for initial action incidents and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.

This course builds on I-100, going into more detail of the features and principles and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. Course participants will be better prepared to function as an initial Incident Commander.

At the successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of managing single resources and establishing command using the Incident Command System. The target audience includes persons who may be first on the scene of an incident and be assigned to a supervisory position in a larger incident and ICS organization. The prerequisite for I-200 is successful completion of I-100.


ICS 200 Online covers the following topics:

  • Unit 1: Course Overview
    • Outlines Course Material to be covered.
  • Unit 2: Leadership and Management
    • ◦Chain of command within the Incident Command System, formal and informal communications, leadership, and the delegation of authority.
  • Unit 3: Management by Objectives
    • ◦Describes the process of establishing incident objectives and how they relate to the Incident Command System organization is established.
  • Unit 4: Organizational Flexibility
    • ◦Examines flexibility within the standard ICS organisational structure and explains how the Incident Command System organisation reflects the principles of management by objectives.
  • Unit 5: Positions and Functional Areas
    • ◦Builds on information covered in the I-100 course.
  • Unit 6: Briefings
    • ◦Details the different types of briefings and meetings used in the Incident Management System.
  • Unit 7: Transfer of Command
    • ◦Explains the process used when transferring command.
  • Unit 8: Course Summary
    • ◦Review material covered in Units 1 through 7.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 2 hours.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.