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 hr     Aug 2010

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

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

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

IS-247B         Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alert Originators                                                                                                                             2 hr     Apr 2020

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

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

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

IS-706            NIMS Interstate Mutual Aid                                                            2.5 hr  Oct 2013

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

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

IS-2200          EOC Management and Operations                                           4 hr     May 2019

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

                                                                                                                                    34 hrs total

(** Bold “IS” courses: new or updated for 2021/22 prework)


State Annex (California):

  • California National Guard                                                  
  • California Emergency Management Agency (CAL EMA)
  • California Legislative Information                                    
  • California Department of Public Health                               
  • CA State Fire Marshal
  • CA State Water Resources Control Board                     
  • California EPA Air Resources Board                               
  • California Environmental Protection Agency                 
  • California Department of Toxic Substance Control      
  • California Department of Food &Agriculture                  
  • California Public Utilities Commission                            
  • California ISO
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • California Dept of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • California Dept of Finance
  • CA Dept of Industrial Relationships (Cal/OSHA)       
  • California Highway Patrol                                                
  • California Native American Heritage Commission       
  • California Department of Conservation                         
  • California Department of Forestry & Fire Protections  
  • Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response



  • US Coast Guard                                  
  • US Army                                              
  • Red Cross                                     
  • Salvation Army                          
  • National Ski Patrol                 
  • US Geological
  • US Department of Health & Human Services
  • US Public Health Service Commissioned Corp      
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Environmental Protection Agency                             
  • US Dept of Agriculture                
  • US Army Corp of Engineers                                 
  • US Department of Defense                                     
  • USA Government
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration       
  • National Response Center                                       
  • National Transportation Safety Board                    
  • Transportation Security Administration                  
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation                              
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
  • US Dept of Interior                                    
  • US Dept of Interior – Indian Affairs                        
  • National Park Service                                     
  • Bureau of Land Management                             
  • Federal Railroad Administration                                
  • Department of Homeland Security                         
  • Disaster Center                                      
  • Disaster Assistance                    
  • FEMA National Preparedness Training & Education
  • FEMA – NIMS Information          
  • Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program                        
  • National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute
  • FEMA Independent Study Program                        
  • National Fire & Aviation Management                   
  • National Weather Service                             
  • Red Cross National Shelter System           
  • National Incident Management Organization       
  • US Army                                        
  • US Geological Department of Conservation         
  • US Dept of Transportation Pipeline & Hazardous Material Safety Administration                   



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.