Welcome to the California State Fire Training Homepage!
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
National Fire Academy
Published: October 2019
The National Fire Academy (NFA) application period for the second semester (April 1 to Sept. 30, 2020) courses is open from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, 2019. NFA has transitioned to online application. Please visit NFA's website to apply.
State Fire Training Fee Report
Published: September 2019
The State Board of Fire Service (SBFS) and Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) have approved the State Fire Training (SFT) Fee Report. SFT will now begin working on the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) rulemaking process. SFT anticipates that the new fee adjustment will go into effect on July 1, 2020. If there is a delay in the approval process, the secondary implementation date is January 1, 2021.
Course Enrollment Reminder
Published: September 2019
All courses with less than 5 students must be approved by SFT prior to delivery. This includes courses with prior approval where class size was anticipated to be higher than 5 but actual enrollment falls short. If an upcoming course will not meet the minimum enrollment requirements, the Instructor of Record must inform SFT and obtain approval to continue with the delivery of the course. More information can be found on the Course Enrollment Reminder bulletin.
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.
SFT User Portal
An online records management system that serves as a central training and certification repository for all participants in SFTPortal Webpage
CFSTES (Certification Programs)
The California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES), produces training courses that lead to job function certificationProfessional Certification
FSTEP (Continuing Ed.)
The Fire Service Training and Education Program (FSTEP) produces continuing education and topic-specific training coursesFSTEP Curriculum
Information on how to register as a SFT Instructor and other useful instructor resourcesInstructor Registration