ARES Task Book
The Task Book is a working document that enables those
ARES® communicators electing to participate in the ARRL training
plan to track and document their training plan elements as they
are completed towards the various levels of increasing proficiency.
Click the link below for the tracking forms available
in both PDF and Word format.
ARES Task Book
IS-100c Introduction to the Incident Command System,
ICS 100 **
IS-0700b An Introduction to the National Incident
Management System **
IS-0200c Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response,
ICS 200 **
IS-0800d: National Response Framework, An
Introduction to Emergency Communication
** Required for admittance to an Emergency Operations Center (EOC),
a Public Service Answer Point (PSAP) or any other facility where the
ARES member might interface with government or emergency personnel.
These are collectively known as the "CORE 4" courses.
IS-22 Are You Ready? An In-depth
Guide to Citizen Preparedness
PLEASE NOTE: FEMA has appareently changed their format
on the IS-22 Course and presents it now as a 204-page PDF
IS-802 ESF #2, Communications HAS BEEN RETIRED!!
Advanced training (optional)
SKYWARN - Storm spotter
classes are conducted by the National Weather Service.
Public Service and Emergency Communications
Management for Radio Amateurs
Red Cross - First Aid/CPR/AED
classes and Emergency Preparedness
New (and Revised) FEMA Courses
Several new courses have been added to the FEMA
site that are available free and online. There are
also some courses that have been revised and may be worth taking
over again. Many of these involve the various Emergency
Support Functions (ESFs) and their relationship to the Incident
Command System (ICS).
For a complete list of these courses, click on
the FEMA Training Site.
A) Most courses provide a link to
your certificate moments after the course is successfully
completed. If you don't request your certificate at
that time, then you will have to follow the process in
paragraph B below.
B) To obtain a certificate for a
course already completed, you can contact the Independent Study
Program’s Customer Support Center at (301) 447-1200 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. One of their
Customer Support Representatives will look up your student record,
verify your course completion and issue you a certificate via
If you are emailing your request to email@example.com,
please provide your full name and the mailing address their office
would have on record; this information is used to locate your
training record in their database.
Please be sure that you
have added firstname.lastname@example.org to your approved senders
list with your email client.
Register your training certifications
See the Membership Page for instructions
on registering your completed training for ARES.