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

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP). 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 ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work1
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training35
Total Hours36

Course Level

Regional, state, or area

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.


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