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-247B Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alert Originators - 2 hours- Apr 2020
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
34 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.