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 (Seattle, WA)

Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Seattle.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook, handouts and certificate.  FEMA IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are required prior to certification and available online at http://training.fema.gov/is.  You must present a copy of your FEMA certificates.  You may attend the ACES course before completing the FEMA courses and you will receive your ACES certificate after comepletion of the FEMA courses.
 
Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice.  The class focuses on performance and mastry of skills required for auxiliary communications support.  You will be operating and checking into a net, sending and receiving formal message traffic in multiple formats and programming your radio to new frequencies.  To complete the course, you must pass a multiple choice exam and demonstrate practical learned skills.  Contact Carl at Carl@N7KUW.com with questions or for more information.
 
The course is two days -
Saturday May 19, 2018  8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday May 20, 2018  8:00am - 6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
South Seattle Community College, Olympic Hall, Room 101. 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
17
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ACES Basic (Clarkston, WA)

Lewiston and Moscow, Idaho and Pullman and Clarkston, Washington emergency communications agencies are sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Clarkston, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook, handouts and certificate.  FEMA courses IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are required prior to certification and available online at http://training.fema.gov/is.  You may attend the course prior to completing the FEMA prerequisites, you will receive your ACES certificate after completing the prerequisites. 
 
Students are required to bring a radio with instruction manual for programming practice.  The class focuses on performance and mastry of skills required for auxiliary communications support.  You will be operating and checking into a net, sending and receiving formal message traffic in multiple formats and programming your radio to new frequencies.  To complete the course, you must pass a multiple choice exam and demonstrate practical, learned skills.  Contact Ty of W7TML at wiLLtyL@isu.edu with questions or for more information.
 
Friday April 27      6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday April 28  8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday April 29    8:00am-12:00pm

Event Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 18:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Clarkston Fire Department Meeting Room, 820 5th Street, Clarkston, WA 99403
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
11
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ACES Basic (Bremerton, WA)

Kitsap ARES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Bremerton, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook, handouts and certificate.  The FEMA IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are required prior to certification and available online at http://training.fema.gov/is.  You may attend the course before completing the courses and you will receive your ACES completion certificate after you complete the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice.  The class focuses on performance and mastery of skills required for auxiliary communications support.  You will be operating and checking into a net, sending and receiving formal message traffic in multiple formats and programming your radio to new frequencies.  To complete the course, there is a multiple choise exam and a practical demonstration of learned skills.  Contact Chris at cq.kg6o@gmail.com with questions or for more information.
Saturday/Sunday March 24-25 (8:00am-6:00pm)

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Bremerton EOC, Public Works and Utilities, 100 Oyster Bay Ave., North Bremerton, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
35
Currently Registered: 
9
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ACES Basic (Burlington, WA)

Skagit ARES/RACES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Burlington, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 are required prior to certification.  You may take the class before completing the FEMA courses but you will only receive your certificate after completing the courses and providing certificates.  Students must bring a radio, manual and charger along with the FEMA certificates and the $25 course fee.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or for more information.
Saturday April 28, 2018  8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday April 29, 2018    8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Burlington Fire Hall, 350 Sharon Ave, Burlington, WA 98233
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
27
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ACES Basic (Port Townsend, WA)

The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook and certificate.  The FEMA IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are available online and required prior to certification.  You may take the course before completing the FEMA courses and you will receive your ACES certificate when you complete the FEMA courses.  Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and a headset is recommended.  The class focuses on your performance and mastry of the skills required for auxiliary communications support.  You will be operating and checking into a net, sending and receiving formal message traffic in multiple formats and programming your radio to new frequencies.  To complete the course, there is multiple choice exam and a practical demonstration of learned skills.  Contact Chris at cq.kg6o@gmail.com with questions or for more information.
Saturday February 24, 2018 - 8am-6pm
Sunday February 25, 2018 - 8am-6pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Port Towsend Fire, 1256 Lawrence St., Port Townsend, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
25
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ACES Basic (Kirkland, WA)

Kirkland ARES is sponsoring an ACES Basic course.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook and certificate.  The FEMA IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are available online and are required prior to certification. You may take the class before completing the FEMA courses and will receive your ACES certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and a headset is recommended. The class focuses on your performance and mastry of the skills required for auxiliary communications support. You will be operating and checking into a net, sending and receiving formal message traffic in multiple formats and programming your radio to new frequencies. To complete the course there is a multiple choice exam and practical demonstration of learned skills. Contact Scott at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or for more information.
Saturday January 27, 2018 - 8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday January 28, 2018 - 8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Kirkland Fire Station 26 9930 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
16
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ACES Basic (Coupeville, WA)

ICARC is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Coupeville.  The course fee is $25 per student and includes the student workbook.  There will be an additional $5 requested for refreshments for a total of $30.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your 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.  Contact John, K7ACT, at k7act@comcast.net with questions or more information.
Saturday November 11 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday November 12  – 8 am to 6 pm
The class is being taught at the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville WA.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Commissioners Hearing Room in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
15
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ACES Basic (Redmond, WA)

Redmond ARES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course. The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook. The IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700 courses are available online and required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your 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. Contact Mike at mlaposa@msn.com or Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or for more information.
Saturday May 6, 2017    8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday May 7, 2017      8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 08:00
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Redmond Public Safety Building – Training Room, 8701 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
28
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ACES Basic (Bremerton, WA)

Kitsap Emergency Management is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course. The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook. The IS-100IS-200 and IS-700 courses are available online and required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your 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. Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or for more information.
Saturday June 10, 2017    8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday June 11, 2017      8:00am-6:00pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 08:00
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, 911 Carver St, Bremerton, WA 98312
Maximum Class Size: 
40
Currently Registered: 
29
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