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Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities — Developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Course III W0639

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Wildland Urban Interface
Training Specialist

Michael Weller

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science, fire prevention, or public safety.

This two-day course empowers the student to facilitate successful integration of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) into the overall fire-adapted community initiative and provides the building blocks to develop, implement and sustain a CWPP over the long term.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

The target audience for this course may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Fire and emergency service representatives.
  • Community leaders/decision-makers.
  • Commissioners, elected officials, and other local policymakers.
  • Code officials: building, planning, etc.
  • Environmental groups.
  • Land managers and foresters.
  • Other key local stakeholders.


  1. Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
  2. Successful completion of "Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities — Strategies for Developing a Fire-Adapted Community, Course II" (F/W0638).

Post-course requirements