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The training material for Licking County ARES is being revamped at this time to bring it up to date and in compliance with National ARES guidelines.

In the meantime, ARES members are asked to review and complete  the on line training at :

OLD Training Package Resource folder.

National Incident Management System Website

EMI replaced its Incident Command System (ICS) curricula with courses that meet the requirements specified in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). EMI developed the new courses collaboratively with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), the United States Fire Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Below are the  NIMS compliant courses and suggested order for ARES students.  ALL ARES  MEMBERS are requested to complete these four courses on line or elsewhere.  They will likely become mandatory for credentialing in the near future.

EMI encourages organizations to begin using the NIMS compliant courses immediately.

These courses are now mandatory for ARES ECs and above.  AEC and general membership are encouraged to become certified in these as well.  There are several other on line courses that you may take from NIMS that will build on your skills to interface with our served agencies.

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ARRL  On-Line   EC-001  Course

                            Radio Emergency ServiceARRL offers online training for hams who want to participate in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. 
The time for training is before a disaster...not during one.
Two courses make up the ARRL ARES® training program. Enroll Today!

The former Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) series of three training courses has been reconfigured into two courses: An introductory course and a course for leaders and managers.
Introduction to Emergency Communication (#EC-001)
Revised in 2011, this is an update of the former Level 1 course. It is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for hams who want to serve as a Public Service volunteer. It provides an opportunity for non-hams who rely on communications in emergency situations to learn about Amateur Radio and its unique role in emergencies.

The course is offered online using the Moodle learning platform. The Introduction to Emergency Communication course has six sections with 29 lesson topics and a 35 question final assessment. Participants should plan on completing the course in approximately 45 hours over a nine week period. This is a mentored course, in which you may work according to your own schedule. Cost is $50 for ARRL members and $85 for non-members.

For start dates, registration deadlines and more visit
Now Accepting Enrollments for March and April Sessions. Register Today!

The Introduction to Emergency
                                    Communication Course BookThe Introduction to Emergency Communication Course Book -- 4th Edition
An introductory course designed for Amateur Radio volunteers who want to serve as part of an ARES® response team. Please note: this book is the course transcript for the Introduction to Emergency Communication course (EC-001) and is an optional resource.

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Cannot be combined with other Coupon Code offers and is not applicable towards course enrollment.
Book and courses are separate transactions. Book is purchased through the e-store at

Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs (#EC-016)
Launched in 2010, this course is designed for Amateur Radio operators who will be in leadership and managerial roles, organizing other volunteers to support public service activities and communications emergencies. Participants will learn how radio amateurs prepare to support local community events and, when working in coordination with governmental and emergency response organizations, how to deploy their services. This is a self-study course. For more information and to register visit


As soon as our local training material ( that used to be on this page)  is brought into compliance with the NIMS and ARES National guidelines, we will augment the EC-001 training with County specific topics.