National Wildfire Coordinating Group

WFSTAR, Frequently Asked Questions

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No, RT-130 is an instructor-led course. The required number of hours is determined by each agency. Please refer to the NWCG Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, for positions that require RT-130, WFSTAR. See Where can I find RT-130, WFSTAR sessions to attend?, under Training Questions.

RT-130, WFSTAR is a year-round program that provides training for wildland firefighters to maintain currency. RT-130, WFSTAR materials are developed throughout the year and posted on the website when completed. Check the RT-130, WFSTAR Catalog any time for updates.

Local agency units are responsible for scheduling RT-130, WFSTAR training.  Check the Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP) and contact the local Training Officer in your area.  If you work for a contractor, they will provide the training.


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