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Basic PIO/ JIS-JIC (G290/291)

The Basic Public Information Officer Course (G0290) is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to start applying basic concepts underlying the Public Information Officer (PIO) role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position.

The JIS/JIC Planning for Tribal, State and Local PIOs Course (G0291) is designed for PIOs with experience in the field who will be working in a JIS/JIC. This is the third of five courses in the Public Information Training Series. This course is delivered at the state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.


The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the federal, state, local, tribal or territorial level of government, and in the private and nongovernmental sectors.


The prerequisite for taking the G0290 course or the IS-29 independent study course. In addition, participants should have taken the following online courses offered through the Independent Study section of the FEMA website:

  • IS-100.b: Introduction to Incident Command System (or ICS specialty course)
  • IS-702.a: NIMS Public Information Systems
  • IS-909: Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone

Date(s)  Tue. Jan 28, 2020 1000-1700 
Wed. Jan 29, 2020 0830-1700 
Thu. Jan 30, 2020 0830-1700 
Location SCEMD-Training Room
2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia SC 29172 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
Offered By South Carolina Emergency Management Division 
Primary Instructor Becker, Derrec 
Course Length  
Course Hours 20 
Maximum Participants 32
# Open Seats 32
# on Wait List 0

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