Application Deadline November 10 for ICS Train The Trainer (L-449) Course

Incident Command System Train-The-Trainer (L-449) Course

Application Deadline:     November 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

Course Dates:     December 12-13 and 14-16, 2011

Course Times:     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Course Location:  Multi-Agency Coordination Center
                                9195 East Mineral Avenue
                                Training Rooms 1&2
                                Centennial, CO              

Course Description:
This course prepares participants to deliver the FEMA Emergency Management Institute’s ICS curricula.  While ICS 100 and 200 courses are addressed, the major emphasis is on ICS 300 and 400.


  • ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400, IS 700 and IS 800.  NOTE: Students must have taken the EMI, USDA, NFA or NWCG ICS and our hope is that those applicants will have taken mostly the newer FEMA All Hazards curriculum courses (approximately 2008 –current).  Other ICS courses will be reviewed for consistency with the ICS courses as prescribed by the NIMS Integration Center.
  • Participants must have worked as IC, command or general staff positions on incidents that went longer than one operational period or involved a written action plan and involved multi-agency coordination and utilized ICS.  (These can be a combination of disaster incidents, planned events and disaster exercises but must include disaster incidents – not just exercises and planned events).
  • If you have not attended an 8 hour minimum class in adult teaching methodology in the last three years, or have never taken one, you must attend the entire five day class. If you have taken an adult teaching methodology course within the last three years you should attend starting Wednesday, December 14, 2011.  Please include documentation of the adult education class.
  • Prior experience as an instructor is recommended. 
    Download Verification Form.

Selection Criteria:

The L449 course is limited to 30 students.  The goal is to have at least two participants from each of the State All-Hazards Planning Regions, and especially we are trying to build capacity for the areas that do NOT have instructor candidates or have a limited pool. Selections will be made based on a combination of need, experience, and locality. Priority may be given to areas with the greatest need for instructors.

Documentation of completion of course prerequisites must accompany the application.

Note: There will be no cost to participants, but there is no travel or meal reimbursement.  Lodging assistance will be provided Sunday, December 11-15 (or December 13-15 for those not needing the instructor methodology course) for qualified applicants residing more than 50 miles from the training location,

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on November 10, 2011
Applications will be evaluated based on the applicant’s ICS training and experience as well as instructor teaching experience.  We are looking to ensure that participants will be able to assist us in meeting our state and local ICS training requirements. Notification emails will be sent by November  22, 2011.

We are at the last stages of institutionalizing ICS and need volunteers who can teach for their agency and for the community. Please note that we are moving away from paid opportunities to teach. In the future, most teaching opportunities will be volunteer teaching opportunities.  


December 12-13    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    Advanced Instructor Skills (2 Days)

*These two days are only for those who have not taken an adult methodology class in the last three years. All others are asked to attend starting Wednesday, December 15, to ensure there are enough slots for those who need the instructor course.

December 14-16   8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    L449 FEMA ICS Train the Trainer (3 Days)

Please email Robyn Knappe with your lodging needs, indicating whether you will be attending for three days or five days. For any questions, please contact Robyn Knappe.
Phone: (720) 852-6617
Fax: (720) 852-6750