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This is an NWCG-certified course. Click here to view the NWCG certification statement for this course.

This online course provides basic policy and direction for incident business management. The course is designed for all ICS positions and personnel seeking knowledge of incident business management. Additional information about the course can be found in the Field Manager’s Course Guide (PMS 901-1).

  1. Complete the online course, which includes a final exam, by selecting the “Click to start the online course” link below (estimate 16 hours). You will be directed to the National Fire Academy (NFA) Online website. You will need an NFA Online account to take this course; follow directions on the NFA Online website to obtain an account. Search for course title in the catalog and add the online course to your “To-Do-List.” The NFA Online learning management system will track your progress.
  2. Print the NWCG certificate of completion per the NFA Online directions. Keep the certificate as proof of successful completion of the course.
Reference Materials

The Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook is used as the primary job aid to supplement this course. The course was designed using the 2009 version of the Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook, PMS 902; however, a more recent version is available at this link: Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook (PMS 902). Other documents may be out of date and should be obtained from the appropriate source.