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L0973: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief Course


The goal of this professional development course, E/L0973 Finance/Administration Section Chief, is to provide Federal, State, and local-level emergency responders with an overview of key duties and responsibilities of a Finance/Administration Section Chief in a Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). 

The learner must achieve a minimum passing score of 75% on final knowledge assessments or demonstrate mastery on performance assessments or research assignments to earn the IACET CEU.

Selection Criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training shall be completed by personnel who will be required to gain a certificate of training and the credentials to function in an ICS Organization, such as an IMT, as a member of the Command, General Staff or as a Unit Leader. These criteria will be verified on the student enrollment request by endorsement of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) such as the State/Tribal Training Officer or the course manager.

ACE: Level: Lower Division/Associate

ACE: Credit Hours: 1

Course Objectives

  • Explain the information collection and distribution methods of an effective Finance/Administration Section Chief.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of a Finance/Administration Section Chief as they apply to planning, supervision, and coordination.
  • Identify key strategies for interacting with personnel internal and external to the Incident Management Team.
  • Explain the Finance/Administration Section Chief¿s responsibilities in relation to development, review, and implementation of the Demobilization Plan.



The required prerequisites to this course are:

· IS-0100: An Introduction to the Incident Command System

· IS-0200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

· E/L/G0300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents

· E/L/G0400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents

· IS-0700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

· IS-0800: National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction


Other recommended (not required) courses:

· G0191: Emergency Operations Center/ Incident Command System Interface (Emergency Management Institute)

· O305: Type 3 AHIMT Training Course (U.S. Fire Administration)

· O337: Command & General Staff Functions for Local Incident Management Team (National Fire Academy)

You must email prerequisites to April Keeler, State NIMS Coordinator, at before you will be approved for this course.

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