Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Alert: NIMS Guideline for the Credentialing of Personnel

The purpose of this NIMS Alert is to announce the availability of the NIMS Guideline for the Credentialing of Personnel.

The NIMS Guideline for the Credentialing of Personnel (Guideline) is now final and available for use. The Guideline provides guidance on credentialing for Federal, State, Tribal and Local Personnel, as well as for persons affiliated with Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources, voluntary and not-for-profit response organizations. This Guideline was developed with the participation of stakeholders from key sectors of our society, and builds on the doctrine established in NIMS Guide 0002 NATIONAL CREDENTIALING DEFINITION AND CRITERIA dated March 27, 2007. The Guideline addresses the full range of responders who may be called upon and need to establish their legitimacy through proof of Identity, Qualification/Affiliation and Authorization to deploy.

The Guideline and the NIMS Guide 0002 can be found at the NIMS Resource Center at the following URLs:

The Guideline - http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/ResourceMngmnt.shtm#item3

The NIMS Guide 0002 - http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nims/ng_0002.pdf

For more information on NIMS visit: www.fema.gov/emergency/nims

All questions can be directed to the NIC via e-mail: FEMA-NIMS@dhs.gov or via telephone: 202.646.3850.
• NIMS Alert 02-11 Guidelines for the Credentialing of Personnel.pdf

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