IQCS and Incident Qualifications: Enhancing Certification Systems

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The Incident Qualifications and Certification System (IQCS) plays a crucial role in the training and certification of responders in various agencies and organizations. Started in 2004, IQCS has evolved to include interagency cooperation and standardized course delivery. The system ensures that responders meet the necessary qualifications for all-hazard positions. Agency leads and the Change Management Board oversee the system's development and adaptation to meet the evolving needs of the user community.


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IQCS and Incident Qualifications: Enhancing Certification Systems

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  1. Incident Qualifications and Certification System 2023 CDAT Conference - Reno, NV Mark Skudlarek BLM Training Specialist

  2. Topics Introduction Presenter Audience IQCS Overview Current and Pending Updates IQCS 2.0 Responder Troubleshooting

  3. IQCS Interagency Implemented in 2004 Track Responder Incident Qualifications Built for creation and delivery of the Incident Qualification Card DOI joined with all-hazard positions in 2011 US Air Force joined in 2016 US Army joined in 2019 Department of Energy 2023/24

  4. Business NWCG Standards for Course Delivery PMS 901-1 2023

  5. Agencies and Organizations (14) Department of Agriculture US Forest Service (USFS) Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Department of Defense US Air Force (USAF) US Army (USA) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Park Service (NPS) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) US Geological Survey (USGS) Other The Nature Conservancy (TNC) US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

  6. Behind the Scenes IQCS Change Management Board (CMB) Agency Leads IQCS Staff

  7. Ensures IQCS reflects business requirements and needs of the user community. Agency Leads Decisions on system changes. Interpretation, implementation, and direction on business changes. IQCS Change Management Board (CMB) Provides agency-specific guidance. Representative of the user community.

  8. IQCS - Agency Leads & Change Management Board (CMB) Agency Agency Lead CMB Member BIA Garth Fisher X BLM X Mark Skudlarek BOR Paul Tranetzke DOI Office of Emergency Management Brent M. Ruggles X FWS Michael Ellsworth X NOAA Larry Van Bussum NPS Russell Babiak X The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Paulette Bolles US Air Force X Percy Metivier US Army Neil Clineman USFS Joe Sean Kennedy X * Department of Energy (DOE) joins 2023/24.

  9. IQCS Staff Title IT Applications Program Manager IQCS Application Steward (IT Specialist) IT Specialist Programmer Business Steward Name Michael Pena Vacant Guy Colwell Marley Marshall IQCS Helpdesk - nifchelp@blm.gov

  10. Current IQCS Updates Document upload feature (2019) Preposition Experience Sent from IROC to IQCS (2023) Agency Endorsements (WF, AH, RX) Complex Incident Management Control tables updated to reflect PMS 310-1 (1/21/23) Type 2 pathways turned off in IQCS (1/21/23) Field Evaluation (Discontinued 1/1/25) Responder Accounts (Self-login)

  11. Responder User Accounts Feature Available March 2022 Responders can: Update Phone Numbers and Email Address Download and Email: Master Records and any Uploaded Documents Responders can view and export: Incident Qual Card Details PTBs Responder Training Licenses and Certificates Experience

  12. Pending IQCS Updates PIV card Access Smart Device Accessible Non-gov will have login and password

  13. IQCS 2.0 Prioritize Incident Position Qualifications and Certification PeopleSoft to Apex Applicable Reports Incident Qualification Cards Integration with Wildland Fire Learning Portal

  14. Trouble Shooting Overhead Qualifications Overhead Contact Information Duplicates

  15. Incident Qual Card Page Main Menu > Competency Management > Incident Qual Card

  16. IRWIN Required Data First Name Last Name SETID Org Code Empl Kind (Employment) Unit ID Dispatch Business Phone Birthday/Mont h Business Email Jetport

  17. Managing Conflicts Responsibility of the IQCS Account Manager Main Menu > Responder Administration > IRIWN Conflict Resolution. Search by Name/Org Code Duplicate, Not a Duplicate, Claim Responder Main Menu > Responder Administration > Review Integration Messages

  18. Questions

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