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 three elements:

  1. Standard Pre-course work consisting of online NIMS Independent Studies courses.
  2. National, and State and References annexes with references to resources, agencies, plans, and laws. 
  3. Pre-course Test

Students will also complete and submit the Student Profile. The purpose of the Student Profile is to provide the course coordinator the confirmation of the student's qualifications for class attendance and to provide the course cadre an idea of the different levels of student experiences that will be coming into the class.

The standard pre-course work includes a total of 40 hours of online NIMS Independent Studies (IS) courses that can be tailored to the IMT attending.

Past IS courses included: 

  1. Guide to Points of Distribution
  2. Social Media
  3. Military Resources in Emergency Management
  4. NIMS Interstate Mutual Aid
  5. Developing and Managing Volunteers
  6. The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
  7. Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas
  8. National Disaster Recovery Framework
  9. National Incident Mangement System (NIMS) An Introduction
  10. NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course
  11. National Incident Management System (NIMS) Public Information Systems
  12. NIMS Resource Management
  13. EOC Management and Operations
  14. National Response Framework, An Introduction
  15. National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)

The Related Links page contains additional links to the State and National Annexes to be used as reference material.

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.