This is an NWCG-certified course. Click here to view the NWCG certification statement for this course.
This online course provides the foundation to understanding the characteristics and interactions of the wildland fire environment and how those factors influence a fire’s behavior. The course is designed for entry-level firefighters. Additional information about the course can be found in the Field Manager's Course Guide (PMS 901-1).
- Complete the online course by selecting the “Click to start the online course” link below (estimate 6-8 hours). You will be directed to the National Fire Academy (NFA) Online website. You will need an NFA Online account to take this course; follow directions on the NFA Online website to obtain an account. Search for course title in the catalog and add the online course to your “To-Do-List.” The NFA Online learning management system will track your progress.
- There is a challenge review at the end of each module; you must obtain a passing score of 70% or higher on each review. When you successfully complete the review, you will be able to print a "module" certificate of completion. Before you begin a challenge review, you MUST be connected to an active printer!
- When you successfully complete all of the challenge reviews and all modules have tracked complete in the NFA Online and the online component has moved to the "Completed Work" section, you will then be able to print a S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (Online) 2008 certificate of completion for the online course. Print the certificate per the NFA Online directions. Keep this certificate as proof of successful completion of the course.