For more information about participating in an AAIM class as a student or instructor use the links below.

Participants should be fully qualified and assigned in a Command or General Staff position on an AHIMT prior to attending this course. In addition, participants are required to have completed:

  • S-420 – Command and General Staff and/or O-305 Type-3 Incident Management Team Course, Command and General Staff training
  • I-100 to I-400, IS 700.b, IS 800.d
  • Position Specific Training for the ICS position that they are filling on the IMT

The AAIM pre-course work is divided into the following 4 elements:

  • Standard pre-course work consisting of online NIMS courses
  • State Annex (California based) which will reflect those specific State resources, agencies, plans, and laws.
  • List of general references (California based).
  • Written pre-course test (provided under separate link)

It is the Incident Commander’s responsibility to ensure that his/her IMT has successfully completed all phases of the pre-course work.

A copy of each IMT member’s completed pre-course test must be submitted to the AAIM course coordinator.

Standard pre-course work:


IS-26              Guide to Points of Distribution - 4 hours- Aug 2010

IS-75              Military Resources in Emergency Management - 2 hours- Feb 2011

IS-240.B         Leadership and Influence - 3 hours- Jun 2014

IS-244.B         Developing and Managing Volunteers - 4 hours- Mar 2013

IS-288.A         The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management - 1 hour- Feb 2015

IS-520            Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas -1 hour- Mar 2020

IS-700.B         National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction - 3.5 hours - Jun 2018

IS-706            NIMS Interstate Mutual Aid - 2.5 hours- Oct 2013

IS-800.D        National Response Framework, An Introduction -3 hours- May 2020

IS-907            Active Shooter: What You Can Do -1 hour- Dec 2015

IS-2200          EOC Management and Operations - 4 hours- May 2019

IS-2900.A      National Disaster Recovery Framework - 3 hours- Jul 2018

                                                                                                                                    32 hours total


1. An instructor for AAIM should complete the AAIM course or one of the following courses:

  • Complex Incident Management course (CIMC)
  • Advanced Incident Management (ICS-520)

2. It is also highly recommended the instructor has:

  • Participated on a AHIMT in a Command or General Staff position
  • Performed as a Command and General Staff (ICS-420) instructor/coach 
  • Instructed a FEMA O-305 All-Hazards Incident Management Training course
  • Met prerequisites for national and state instructor qualifications*
  • Completed a minimum 80 hours of classroom teaching experience in an emergency incident response related program

For more information contact a State Training Officer.

*Instructor qualifications may vary state by state.