S-490 Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations (2010) Pre-Course Work
The S-490 pre-course work consists of study material and a pre-qualifying test. It contains five parts covering information from S-190, S-290, S-390 and BehavePlus.
The pre-qualifying test is open book and must be completed with no outside assistance. The test must be administered by a proctor (your supervisor or designated acting). The proctor will certify that the test was administered properly by signing the Proctor's Test Compliance Statement.
Please do not attempt this pre-course work unless directed to do so. The pre-qualifying test is only available from your proctor through the Geographic Training center.
Students will successfully complete the pre-course study materials to prepare for the pre-qualifying test.
Course Components and Hours to Complete
Hours to complete
Step 1: Download and complete each of the pre-course study parts. A practice test and answer key is provided with each part. Though you are not required to complete the practice tests for each part, it will be useful in preparing for the pre-qualifying test. Do not turn these in to your course coordinator. They are for you to keep.
Step 2: After you have completed the pre-course work parts, designate a proctor (your supervisor or designated acting) and forward his/her contact information to the course coordinator. The course coordinator will contact your proctor give instructions, required paperwork and the pre-qualifying test for adminstration.
Reference and Instructional Materials (Appendixes)