National Wildfire Coordinating Group

M-410, Facilitative Instructor, 2013

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This training course is designed to help students become effective facilitative instructors. The purpose of this course is to improve training delivery and quality by presenting instructional methods with an emphasis on student-oriented adult training techniques. This course is designed for students to meet NWCG instructor requirements.


  • Demonstrate effective facilitative instructor skills while giving three classroom presentations.

Target Group

Personnel who will be instructing NWCG courses.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • M-410 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Session Offerings

Sessions of this course may be available in the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP). Enrollment requires an account. Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content. To search for a specific course, use the FIND LEARNING menu at the top of the page, then select UPCOMING COURSES. To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific GEOGRAPHIC AREA information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.



M-410 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course Component Course Hours
Pre-course work 1
Pre-selection assessment N/A
Online training N/A
Instructor-led training 35
Total Hours 36

Course Level

Regional, state, or area.  OR   Local.

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead instructors must have taught or observed all units of this specific course and have the knowledge to assume a substitution role as a Unit Instructor.

Unit instructors must be experienced in the lesson content they are presenting and must have been previous students in this or an equivalent course.

See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.

Certification Date:


Previous Certification Dates:

  • 2002-08
  • 1994-03


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