DHS Shares NIMS Credentialing Guideline

The new NIMS Guideline for the Credentialing of Personnel, dated July 2011, is now available.

This document provides guidance on credentialing for Federal, State, tribal, and local personnel, as well as for voluntary and not-for-profit response organizations and persons affiliated with critical infrastructure (also referred to as “affiliation access”).  It “…contains recommended processes for State and local officials to use to prioritize access to restricted areas following disasters or emergencies.  This can help expedite repair and restoration of critical infrastructure facilities and services.”  This guideline builds on the doctrine established in NIMS Guide 0002 National Credentialing Definition and Criteria, dated March 27, 2007, and addresses the need to establish legitimacy through proof of identity, qualification/affiliation, and authorization to deploy for the full spectrum of responders.  To download a copy, please go to:  http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nims/nims_cred_guidelines_report.pdf

 

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