ARES members should obtain both FEMA and ARRL training. which should be track using the ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book ask Book found here

FEMA courses cover the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  This training is offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management – Independent Study Program (FEMA EMI ISP). These self-paced courses are designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.

The ARRL Introduction to EmComm Course is more in-depth and includes an instructor you will interact with online.

FEMA Courses


IS-100c Introduction to Incident Command System

IS-200b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-700b National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

Suggested (especially for Projects Working Group)

IS-120 Introduction to Exercises

IS-139 Exercise Design and Development

ARRL Course:

EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communication