Course Equivalencies

Several agencies offer similar courses and are recognized by SFT: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), National Fire Academy (NFA), California State Training Institute (CSTI), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and Onguard Emergency Resources, Inc. (OER).

Forms & Reference Documents

Application Process

Eligible and Recognized Courses list
Please reference the SFT Procedures Manual (Section 9.1: Course Equivalency)

How to Apply:

    1. Verify that your equivalency or class is recognized by referencing the SFT Procedures Manual.
    2. Download and complete the Fee Schedule 
    3.  Submit:
      1. Necessary documentation or copies of course completion certificates as described in the SFT Procedures Manual. 
      2. Fee Schedule
      3. Check or Money Order made out to “CAL FIRE State Fire Training” for the amount listed on the current Fee Schedule. Currently we do not accept credit/debit cards.

Note: You may drop off your application packet anytime, but if you wish to receive your equivalency that day, then scheduling an appointment is the safest way to ensure that your equivalency will be processedCall to schedule an appointment.