The COML offering is designed for all State/Territory, tribal, regional, and local emergency response professionals and for support personnel with a communications background. It is designed to familiarize these professionals with the role and responsibilities of a COML under the NIMS ICS and to provide hands-on exercises that reinforce the lecture materials. 

 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions or by those persons who desire to seek qualifications in those positions. They should have supervisory and personnel management skills and knowledge of local communications and communications systems. Additionally they must possess knowledge of the local topography, system site locations, and knowledge of the local, regional, and state communications plan/contacts.

 · IS-100.b, Introduction to the ICS

· IS-200.b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Incidents

· ICS-300, Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

· IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction

· IS-800.b, National Response Framework (NRF)

Note the specific course revision is part of the requirement.

Snohomish County DEM sponsors the COML course from time to time. If you would like to register for this course, please complete the form below and email a copy of your prerequisite certificates to These can also be sent by mail addressed to Scott Honaker at at 720 80th St SW, Building A, Everett, WA 9820 .