Training Requirements

Individuals interested in becoming remote pilots in DOI and USFS must complete IAT Course A-450 for Basic Remote Pilot

Remote pilots who wish to become qualified as a UASP for Incident Response must complete NWCG Course S-373, Incident UAS Operations.  Please do not start a UASP taskbook without contacting your Bureau's UAS Manager and/or successfully completing the S-373 Course.  


Please reference the Wildland Fire Learning portal for UAS training information:


Unmanned Aircraft Systems Position Taskbook (PMS 311-79)


Interagency UAS Courses

  • A-450, Basic UAS Pilot
  • A-452R, UAS Refresher
  • A-454, SUAS Operator Add On Training
  • S-373, Incident UAS Operations
  • Mapping Workshop
  • Aerial Ignition Workshop