S-357, Food Unit Leader, 2008

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Course Materials

The purpose of the S-357, Food Unit Leader (Pre-Course Work) is to obtain and read the Mobile Food Services Contract and successfully complete the mandatory test (estimate 2 hours). Additional information about the course can be found on the Overview page.


  1. Obtain the Mobile Food Services Contract from the course coordinator/lead instructor.
  2. Read the Mobile Food Services Contract. Bring a copy with you to the class.
  3. Take the Pre-Course Work Test by linking to the online training logon (see below) which is based upon the current National Mobile Food Services Contract. You will be directed to the National Fire Academy (NFA) Online website. You will need an NFA Online account to take this pre-course work test; follow directions on the NFA Online website to obtain an account and register in the NWCG domain. Search for course title in the catalog and add the online pre-course work test to your “To-Do-List.” The NFA Online learning management system will track your progress.  
    • Note:  When registering in NFA Online to take the online Pre-Course Work Test, be sure to register in the “NWCG” domain in order to find the S-203 Pre-Course Work Test in the catalog.
      • You must obtain a passing score of 70% or higher to receive a certificate of completion.
      • Print the certificate and submit it as directed in your course selection letter.

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2. To print the online course completion certificate, log into your NFA Online account.  From your Home Page select "View All" in the "Completed Work" pod.

3. Hover mouse over the title of the course, wait for pop-up and select "Print Certificate":

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Reference Materials


These materials are for instructor-led delivery.

Click the individual links to download material or download all materials in one zip file (note zip file is 37 MB).

The Instructor Guide may contain references to appendices with presentations, exams, or ordering information.  All materials from the course CD/DVD/USB are available here under the appropriate content title.  While the CD/DVD/USB for this course is no longer sold through the cache, other materials might be.  Reference the NWCG NFES Catalog - Part 2:  Publications, PMS 449-2.

These materials are in the process of being updated.  As a result, the materials below may not be accessible. Please contact NWCG if you need assistance having the documents read.


Final Exam

Course Coordinators, Lead Instructors, or Unit Training Officers may email blm_fa_nwcg_training@blm.gov for access to the final exam and answer key.  The request must come from an official NWCG partner email address.



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