Contact CNR


College of Natural Resources
phone: (208) 885-8981
toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
fax: (208) 885-5534

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

401 Series Program

The University of Idaho offers courses and programs to help you meet educational requirements to qualify for GS-0401 series of federal employment in fire. These are outlined in the Interagency Fire Program Management standards, and they include completing a bachelor's degree or at least 24 credits of courses that would be required as part of a B.S. degree in forestry, fire, natural resources or closely related field. The individual courses in our certificate are part of the requirements for a B.S. degree in Fire Ecology and Management.

We have had more than 800 people in online courses in fire within the last five years. Our classes have helped many students reach their educational needs and desires. 

Choose carefully from among the available courses to get the education you need to be certified as a fire manager or a fire ecologist by the national Association for Fire Ecology. Certification requires experience as well. You may be able to count training as part of your educational requirements for certification.