The wildfire management branch designs and delivers more than 60 wildfire management training courses annually at the Hinton Training Centre (HTC). HTC is a member of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC). It is also an Agency Authority Having Jurisdiction (AAHJ) for Alberta’s wildfire management branch.

Wildfire management training delivered at the Centre is recognized around the world for its expertise in ensuring:

  • the safety of workers and the public
  • the protection and management of natural resources


HTC courses adhere to national training standards set by CIFFC.

For a list of wildfire management training courses, see the Wildfire Courses at a Glance calendar (PDF, 225 KB).

Delivery methods include online learning, in class lectures, simulations and practical hands-on training.

For course description and prerequisite information, review the course listings.

Course enrollment

To be eligible to attend wildfire management training at the Hinton Training Centre (HTC), you must be either:

  • a Government of Alberta wildfire management branch employee, or
  • an employee or contractor working in a natural-resource-based industry, sponsored by the Government of Alberta to attend a course or workshop

Government of Alberta employees and contractors

Government employees and contractors can register for training by contacting the nearest Forest Area training contact.

Employees from other provinces/national agencies

Register through your national training contact.

Online training

The centre offers a variety of online training courses.

User group Information
Forestry Division employees For a list of courses and passcodes, see the wildfire management branch SharePoint site.
Employees of other government departments, provincial/territorial governments or the federal government Request access to training by contacting the HTC online help desk.
Contractors (non-government) To request access contact the provincial training contact representative closest to your business location to discuss sponsorship/approval to take.


Connect with online assistance:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (Open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-865-8200
General training questions: [email protected]
Questions for online courses: [email protected]

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