About ACES

Mission: To support our emergency communications partners by promoting a standard for training and certification of amateur radio operators

Goals:

  • To develop training programs for Amateur Radio Emcomm Resources that meet the training needs of municipal, county, state, federal and private served agencies.
  • To manage a certification process for graduates of training programs which provides credentials that are modeled after NIMS/ICS resource typing.
  • To evaluate and accredit training programs and instructors for emergency communication training.
  • To develop and promote exercises in communications preparedness that allow operators to apply their learned skills.

ACES Basic (Federal Way, WA)

The Federal Way Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a Basic certification course.  The course fee is $35 with the workbook or $15 without the workbook.  ACES Basic Student Workbooks can be purchased directly from Amazon.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification.  You may take the course if you haven't completed the FEMA courses and you will receive your ACES certificate after completing the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at scott.n7ss@gmail.com with questions of for more information. 
Saturday September 28, 2024 - 8am to 4:30pm
Sunday September 29, 2024 - 8am to 4:30pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2024 - 08:00
Sunday, September 29, 2024 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
2
Click here to sign up for this offering!

ACES Basic (Everett, WA)

Snohomish DEM and Snohomish ACS are sponsoring a Basic certification course.  The course fee is $35.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification.  You may take the course if you haven't completed the FEMA courses and you will receive your ACES certificate after completing the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at scott.n7ss@gmail.com with questions of for more information. 
Saturday February 3, 2024 - 8am to 4:30pm
Sunday February 4, 2024 - 8am to 4:30pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 08:00
Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Snohomish County Emergency Management, 720 80th St SW, Building A, Everett, WA 98203
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
25
Click here to sign up for this offering!

ACES Basic (Hillsboro, OR)

Washington County Emergency Management is sponsoring an ACES Basic emergency communications certification course on Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22. The course will be held at the Washington Street Conference Center, 102 SW Washington Street in downtown Hillsboro, OR.  The course fee is $30 and includes the student workbook.  ICS courses 100, 200, 700 are required for certification.  You may take the course if you haven't completed the ICS courses, but a certificate will not be issued until the ICS courses are completed.  Students are required to bring their radio and manual for programming exercises and passing traffic.  Preregisteration is required. Contact Aaron Fox K7ALF (aaron_fox@washingtoncountyor.gov) for further information.
Saturday October 21 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday October 22 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Hillsboro, OR
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
11
Click here to sign up for this offering!

ACES Basic (Virtual)

The Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC) is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course.  This course will be held online with new, updated content and will require a device that can provide video and audio with Zoom.  The course fee is $20 per student and includes an electronic version of the student workbook.  IS-100, 200 and 700 ICS courses are required prior to certification.  You may take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses and you will receive a completion certificate when you complete the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and manual for manual programming practice.  Pre-registration is required.  This class is open to all, however, tribal members will be given priority for seats should the class fill.  Please enter your tribal affiliation (if any) in the Comments section of the signup page.  Contact Scott N7SS at scott.n7ss@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

The course will be held over eight weeks with two hour Wednesday sessions from 4pm to 6pm Pacific time.  Participants will need to attend all eight sessions to receive a certificate. 

September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 11, 18, 25 - 4pm to 6pm

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 16:00
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 16:00
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 16:00
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 16:00
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 16:00
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - 16:00
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 16:00
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 16:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Virtual
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
23
Click here to sign up for this offering!

Revised Books are out!

The revised ACES BASIC course workbooks are now available:  https://www.amazon.com/ACES-Basic-Certification-Student-Workbook/dp/B0BT...

Oregon ACES Basic Course (Newport, OR)

Lincoln County ACS is sponsoring a BASIC course with the updated Oregon ACES materials.  The course fee is $35.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification.  You may take the course if you haven't completed the FEMA courses and you will receive your ACES certificate after completing the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Daron Wilson N7HQR daron@wilson.org with questions or for more information.  Lincoln County ACS members will have their class fee paid by Lincoln County Emergency Management.
Saturday February 25, 2023 - 8am to 4:30pm
Sunday February 26, 2023 - 8am to 4:30pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Center for Health Education at 740 SW 9th Street, Newport OR
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
13
Click here to sign up for this offering!

ACES Basic (Everett, WA)

Snohomish DEM and Snohomish ACS are sponsoring a Basic certification course.  The course fee is $35.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification.  You may take the course if you haven't completed the FEMA courses and you will receive your ACES certificate after completing the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at scott.n7ss@gmail.com with questions of for more information.  This course is currently full but we will maintain a waiting list.  Everyone registering after this point will be on the waiting list.
Saturday March 25, 2023 - 8am to 4:30pm
Sunday March 26, 2023 - 8am to 4:30pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Snohomish County Emergency Management, 720 80th St SW, Building A, Everett, WA 98203
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
32
Click here to sign up for this offering!

ACES Basic (Bremerton, WA)

Kitsap DEM and Kitsap Auxiliary Radio Service (KARS) is sponsoring a Basic certification course.  The course fee is $25.  ICS 100, 200, and 700 are required prior to certification.  You may take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses and you will receive you certificate when you complete the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic.  Pre-registration is required Philip Housel at kc7svi@gmail.com, Doug Blangsted at cdfdoug@yahoo.com or Scott N7SS at n7ss@arrl.net with questions or more information.
Friday January 13, 2023 - 8am to 4;30pm
Saturday January 14, 2023 - 8am to 4:30pm

Event Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Abundant Life Foursquare Church, 5610 Kitsap Way Bremerton, WA 98312
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
19
Click here to sign up for this offering!

Visit us at Seapac

Visit the ACES booth at Seapac June 4-5.  We have delivered our 3rd virtual course with the new course materials.  Take a look at the new materials and let's schedule a course for your team.

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