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National Qualification System Supplemental Documents

Supporting documents on this page include:

  • The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), which describes the components of a qualification and certification system, defines a process for certifying the qualifications of incident personnel, describes how to stand up and implement a peer review process, and provides an introduction to the process of credentialing personnel.
  • Two NIMS NQS Supplemental Guides that provide processes, procedures, and tools to assist authorities having jurisdiction develop and maintain their qualification, certification, and credentialing programs.
  • The NIMS Guideline for Mutual Aid, which provides an overview of common mutual aid practices; defines common terminology and processes; and describes an approach for creating legal agreements and operational plans.
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