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Course Description

This course meets the general training needs of all positions for which an understanding of interagency incident business management is required. The Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook, NFES 002160, is used as the primary job aid to supplement this course. It provides basic policy and direction for incident business management. 

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Given the Interagency Incident Business Handbook and/or the Fireline Handbook, students will locate and apply the appropriate regulations, established interagency procedures, and necessary forms for each of the following incident management areas:
  • Application of conduct and ethics in incident support
  • Recruitment, classification, pay provisions and timekeeping/recording, commissary, injury compensation, and travel
  • Acquisition
  • Managing and tracking government property
  • Interagency coordination and cooperation
  • Investigation and reporting of accidents
  • Investigating, documenting, and reporting claims
  • Containing incident costs
  • All risk
Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course components

Hours to complete

Pre-selection assessment


Pre-course work


Online training


Instructor-led training




Target Group

All ICS positions or personnel seeking knowledge of incident business management.

Course Prerequisites


Course Level


Course Access

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Reference Material
Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook NFES 002160 PMS 902

NWCG Online Training Course Information
The course can be accessed through the combined NWCG/NFA Online Learning Management System (LMS). Please follow the instructions below to register for online training.

1. Click the "New Students Click Here To Register Now!" link under the login box on the right hand side of the screen.
2. Fill out the online registration form.
3. Write down your User ID and Password. This information will also be sent to your via email.
4. Login using your User Id and Password. You MUST change your Password following your initial login.
5. From your Home Page on the upper right side of the screen, select "Click to Browse Catalog".
6. On the left side of screen select "NWCG Courses" and hover your mouse pointer over the desired online course and select "Add to To-Do-List".
7. The online course can now be launched from your "Home Page".

Please note: If you have just registered, the catalog populates at the top of each hour; therefore depending on when you registered you may have to wait up to one hour until you can access the course in the catalog.

NWCG Online Course Completion Certificate
To print the completion certificate, log into your NFA Online account and from the "Home Page" under "Learning Status" on the right side of the page, select the "Completed Work" option. Hover over the course you want to print a certificate for and then select the "Print Certificate" option.