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California State Fire Training (SFT) is the OSFM division that establishes, develops, and delivers standardized training and education for the California fire service. The State Fire Training web site serves as a valuable resource and a one-stop shop for all things related to the State Fire Training. Please make sure to check back on this website regularly as content is updated periodically.

Latest News and Bulletins

RIO and Evaluator Training Course Offerings

Published: June 2019

State Fire Training has scheduled the following Regional Instructor Orientation (RIO) and Certification Examination Evaluator Training courses for the reminder of 2019. Location and contact information can be found on the RIO & Evaluator Training Informational Bulletin

NEW CA-219: Wildland Firefighting - Firing Operations Course

Published: May 2019

CA-219: Wildland Firefighting - Firing Operations is a new FSTEP course that provides information and develops skills required to perform and hold firing operations on wildland fires and prescribed burns. See the Implementation Plan for more information.

NEW Open Water Rescue Boat Operator - Small Vessel Course

Published: May 2019

This new course is designed specifically for open water environments and upon completion, the student will be capable of operating small rescue boats (recommended length up to 18 feet). More information can be found on the FSTEP Curriculum web page.

NEW Open Water Rescue Boat Operator - Large Vessel Course

Published May 2019

This new course is designed specifically for open-water environments and upon completion, the student will be capable of operating large rescue boats (recommended length 18 to 40 feet or operational equivalent). More information can be found on the FSTEP Curriculum web page.

NEW Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting (ARFF) Awareness Course

Published: May 2019

This new course provides an awareness level training for personnel that have responsibility to respond to an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Operation taking place at an airport facility of any kind. This course gives the non-ARFF responding unit or units the ability to enter the ARFF environment and operation within the confines of an airport and be effective and safe. More information can be found on the FSTEP Curriculum web page.

Digital Course Returns

Published: November 2018

State Fire Training's (SFT) new computerized records management system (RMS) called ACADIS, now allows Instructors to report student records by uploading a completed spreadsheet through their ACADIS user portal. As a result, beginning January 1, 2019, Scantron forms will retire and all course returns must be returned through the SFT User Portal. More information on the new course returns process can be found on the Digital Course Returns Informational Bulletin.

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SFT Classes

State Fire Training approved classes that are open for enrollment

Available SFT Classes

SFT User Portal

An online records management system that serves as a central training and certification repository for all participants in SFT

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CFSTES (Certification Programs)

The California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES), produces training courses that lead to job function certification

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FSTEP (Continuing Ed.)

The Fire Service Training and Education Program (FSTEP) produces continuing education and topic-specific training courses

FSTEP Curriculum

Accredited Academies

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Instructors

Information on how to register as a SFT Instructor and other useful instructor resources 

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Course Scheduling

Instructors looking to schedule an SFT Course

Course Scheduling

Evaluator Resources

Information for SFT Evaluators and Proctors for certification testing

Evaluator Resources