S-262, Incident Contract Project Inspector, 2016

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This course is designed to introduce students to tools and techniques used to perform the duties of the Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI). The course provides an overview of what students can expect if dispatched to an incident. It also provides general information on basic contract administration, types of equipment that will be inspected, and an opportunity to inspect equipment if the optional field day is completed.


At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret contract specifications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform basic contract administration.
  • Perform equipment inspections.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training


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.


S-262 is available as classroom instructor-led training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Optional field day4
Total Hours16-20

Course Level


Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead instructor must be qualified as a Contracting Officer of Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) Incident Blanket Purchase Agreements (IBPAs) or national agreements, Regional Program Lead for Contract Operations; or Regional Equipment Specialist with VIPR COR Authorities.

Unit Instructors should be qualified as an Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI). Utilize an interagency cadre in geographic areas where applicable.

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


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