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NQS and OneResponder

National Qualification System (NQS)

Employing the National Qualification System (NQS) can provide a foundational guideline on the typing of personnel resources within the NIMS framework. OneResponder allows you to customize your position qualifications, resource catalogs, establish and maintain data-sharing networks with other participants, and collaborate on master resource catalogs. It can be accessed on smartphones, tablets and via the web, allowing it to be seamlessly and rapidly employed at all levels of government, and their partners, during emergency response.


The OneResponder network is a web-based master qualifications system that provides a common language and approach to quickly qualify and certify emergency personnel.

Get Started Using OneResponder

Organization managers can take ownership of their organization in OneResponder by completing the Request Form.

Responders seeking to use OneResponder should contact their qualifications manager to find out if their organization uses the system. New responder accounts are issued by invitation only by organization managers.

Register for a PrepToolkit account if you don’t have one already. An approved PrepToolkit account is required to gain access to and use OneResponder.

Once you have completed the steps above, your request will be reviewed, and you will be notified by email regarding the next steps to start using OneResponder.


Your OneResponder log-in credentials are the same for PrepToolkit and the Resource Inventory System.

This is not a deployment tool; it is a practical online system to help you manage your personnel. It is designed to support the development of a national incident workforce.

This system is free to all state, local, tribal and territorial government agencies and nongovernment organizations.


April Keeler

State Incident Management Coordinator
(405) 227-4701

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Last Modified on Jan 23, 2024