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Incident Qualifications and Certification System (IQCS) Courses (Online) 2016

Incident Qualifications and Certification System (IQCS) online training is divided into five (5) different courses. The Core course is the introduction course for all IQCS users while the other four courses are designed to fulfill the training requirements for the IQCS role(s) it supports. The IQCS user courses and application are designed for personnel authorized to use IQCS to manage responder qualifications for the NWCG federal agencies, the DOI All Hazard bureaus, TNC and the Air Force.

Core:  This online course will introduce the student to the Incident Qualifications and Certification System (IQCS) and instruct how to navigate and run reports in the application (estimate 2.0 hours). 

Each user role will receive different access to the application but this training will prepare the student to transition between roles depending on the local need. See the Roles Matrix article on the IQCS website for a full listing of reports and pages.

Account Manager:  This online course instructs the student on how to enter IQCS responders and manage their experiences, task books, qualifications and training; the emphasis is on the end product, the printed Qualification Card (estimate 6.5 hours). 

FMO/Certifying Official: This online course instructs the student on the tools available in IQCS to counsel the IQCS responder for career paths and qualifications (estimate 3.0 hours).

Group Leader/Supervisor:  This online course instructs the student on how to setup incidents and enter incident experiences for existing IQCS responders (estimate 1 hour). 

Training Officer/ Training Coordinator/ Nomination Coordinator:  This online course instructs the student on all aspects of training from managing IQCS Course Sessions and enrolling students into permitted  sessions to  submitting  electronic  nominations  for  existing  IQCS responders  (estimate 3 hours). 

  1. Complete the online course(s) by selecting the "Click to start the on line course” link below. You will be directed to the National Fire Academy (NFA) Online website. You will need an NFA Online account to take a 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.  NOTE:  When registering in NFA online be sure at the Log On screen you pick the "NWCG" domain.
  2. Complete all the TRY ME practice exercises, for the course you are enrolled, to receive a NWCG certificate of completion for that course.
  3. Refer to the IQCS website on how to request an account.