The Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program is registered as a part of the National Apprenticeship Program in accordance with the Department of Labor, designed to enhance and develop future Fire and Aviation Managers. The intent of the Program is to take a career entry firefighter and provide education, training and paid work experience over a 12 to 48 month period, depending on experience. Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the Apprenticeship Program, the apprentice will reach journey-level status as a wildland firefighter.

Want to find out how to become an Apprentice?


  • We are currently working on a contract for satellite academy deliveries in SE and hope to have it awarded by mid-summer.

  • Curriculum for the FY20 season has been approved. Take a look here to see what is ahead for next academy season.

  • Pre-work for the upcoming academy season is now available on the Wildland Fire Learning Portal. Check out the apprentice page for more information or log in to the WFAP SharePoint site.

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Academy Dates

Core Academy 75

Oct. 27 - Nov. 22, 2019

Core Academy 78

Oct. 27 - Nov. 22, 2019

Core Academy 79

Jan. 12 - Feb. 7, 2020

Core Academy 80

Feb. 9 - Mar. 6, 2020

Foundational Academy 9

Jan. 12 - Feb. 7, 2020

Foundational Academy 10

Feb. 9 - Mar. 6, 2020

Foundational Academy 11

Feb. 23 - Mar. 20, 2020

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