To register as a California State Fire Training (SFT) Instructor means you wish to teach the SFT curriculum. Registration as an instructor is separate from and does not lead to professional certification. To submit your application for registration, please follow the instructions below.
Forms & Reference Documents
How to Apply
- Review the instructor registration requirements listed in the SFT Procedures Manual (PDF). Important: Do not apply for registration until you have met all requirements.
- Download and complete the Instructor Application form & provide all supporting documents:
- Fill in the application form completely, and check off all of the classes that you are applying for.
- Include a current resume, copies of your applicable SFT course certificates, task books (when applicable) and your experience letter from the Fire Chief qualifying your experience.
- Submit completed application packet & supporting documents either by mail or in-person. If you are submitting in-person, you may drop off your application packet anytime, but if you wish to have your application package expedited, then scheduling an appointment is the safest way to ensure that your packet will not be delayed during a review. Call to schedule an appointment (PDF).
Instructor Task Books
- Confined Space Rescue Tech (2008)
- Emergency Vehicle Technician
- Fire Control 3 (2018) Instructor
- Fire Control 3A (2009)
- Fire Control 3B (2009)
- Fire Control 4 (2015)
- Fire Fighter Survival (2010)
- Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational (2007)
- RIC Operations (2011)
- Rescue Systems 1 (2010)
- Rescue Systems 2 (2010)
- Rescue Systems 3: Collapse Tech (2012)
- Rope Rescue Instructor Task Books
- Rope Rescue Tech (2013)
- Trench Rescue Tech. (2014)
Instructor Registration Changes Information Bulletin
State Fire Training proposed new instructor requirements and terminology that was approved by both Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) in July 2017 and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) in August 2017. The Instructor Registration bulletin aims to address and clarify instructor registration requirements from now through January 1, 2019 as a result of the upcoming changes. If you are still unsure about the requirements necessary to become an instructor or have questions regarding what is changing then consider reviewing this informational bulletin.
Update the Authorized Fire Chief Database
To successfully receive a California OSFM certification, apply for registered instructor or lead/skills evaluator, the Fire Chief or authorized signatory signing the certification task book or experience letter must be listed in the SFT Authorized Chief database before the certification task book or experience letter can be submitted. To update your Chief or to add an authorized signatory, please review the SFT Procedures Manual, Section 4.2: Updating an Authorized Signatory or simply use this Fire Chief/Authorized Signatory Sample Letter (Docx).