Cost Unit Leader

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Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100 ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800Fitness: N Time Unit Leader (TIME)Qualified As:PTRCRequired Training:ICS-200ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Finance/AdministrationSection Chief Type 3 (FSC3)Qualified As:None or TIME or COST orICT3Required Training:ICS-100ICS-400IS-700Fitness: N Incident Business Advisor (INBA)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800Fitness: N Cost Unit Leader (COST)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800Fitness: N Procurement Unit Leader (PROC)Qualified As:EQTRRequired Training:ICS-200ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Compensation- for-Injury Specialist (INJR)Qualified As: COMPRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Personnel Time Recorder (PTRC)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Claims Specialist (CLMS)Qualified As:COMPRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N EquipmentTime Recorder (EQTR)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Incident Contract Project Inspector(ICPI)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2)Qualified As:TIME or COST orPROC orFSC3Required Training:ICS-400S-420 or L-481Fitness: N

For information on how to interpret this chart, please review Position and Qualifications Chart Guidance.

COST Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Completion and Certification of NWCG a Cost Unit Leader (COST) Position Task Book, PMS 311-48

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For COST

  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1 (FSC1)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3 (FSC3)

COST Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 (FSC2)
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3 (FSC3)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

Note: Once qualified as a COST, the FSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the FSC3 PTB.

COST Position Endorsement Requirements, 2022

Required Additional Training

  • None required, but both S-260, Incident Business Management and e-ISuite training are recommended for anyone without wildland fire incident business experience.

Required Additional Experience

  • Successful completion and certification of position-specific tasks (#16, 22, 23, 26) in the NWCG Cost Unit Leader Position Task Book, PMS 311-48, on a wildland fire incident.

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Alternative Pathways to NWCG Qualification

 

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2022-08-09

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