This website focuses on the availability of training for the wildland fire community. Procedures differ by agency and state. NWCG member agencies are the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Association of State Foresters, and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
If you are part of a local governmental agency please contact your State Forestry office to request their "sponsorship" for NWCG training.
If you are not already affiliated with a unit of government or NWCG member agency you are not eligible to participate in NWCG training.
For access to NWCG sponsored training contact your nearest Geographic Area Training Representative by clicking on your state at the following site: www.nationalfiretraining.net.
If you qualify for training there are a number of ways to get into a course.
100-200 level courses are typically administered by a local unit (Forest, District, Park, Refuge, etc.) and rarely require tuition. If you are interested in this level of course you need to call local fire offices to see if/when training is scheduled.
300-400 level courses are often administered at the regional or geographic level and in many cases, tuition is charged. Most 300-400 level courses are listed at: www.nationalfiretraining.net.
500-600 level courses are considered National courses and are generally administered by the National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI). No tuition is charged for National courses administered by NAFRI and schedules are available on the NAFRI site at: www.nafri.gov.
Nomination Process: Each course may require a slightly different nomination process. Many local level courses (100-200) may require a nomination form to be completed, while completion of a nomination form for 300-600 level courses is typically required. For additional information on the nomination process specific to each course refer to www.nationalfiretraining.net (300-400 level courses) or www.nafri.gov/
(for 500 & 600 level courses).