The National Qualification Plan of the Integrated Rural Fire Management System (PNQ_SGIFR) defines the strategy and processes for the qualification of the assets of the Integrated Rural Fire Management System (SGIFR) for the period 2020-2030.

Based on the ranking of the functions and key activities to be developed in each of the 6 phases of the process chain of the Integrated Rural Fire Management System (SGIFR), the existing skills and training benchmarks were identified, or to be developed, necessary for their performance.

The Plan for Qualification systematizes the specialized training offer for the performance of 62 functions and execution of 154 key activities of SGIFR agents, for the exercise of which the existence of the following is defined:


  • 46 non-tertiary level training units (intermediate vocational training, of which the vast majority already exist);
  • 19 micro-credentials of higher level (university or polytechnic, of which the vast majority will still be to develop);
  • respective SGIFR sector certification schemes, to be implemented for the recognition of qualifications.


At the level of higher education, autonomous modular training units are created for training, aligned with the model of micro-credentials or micro-diplomas. The modules may be proposed by different entities, aligned with the competencies and prerequisites for sector-specific certification under the SGIFR. There is the possibility of progressive acquisition of micro-credentials in the course of training aligned with the professional path, which will be facilitated by the adoption of hybrid teaching methodologies with a semi-face-to-face system.

It takes another step in the consolidation of the Vision and priorities of the National Plan for Integrated Management of Rural Fires (RCM no. 45-A/2020, of June 16), tracing a path to achieve the strategic objective 4.4 – to increase the qualification of SGIFR agents, which predicts that by 2025, about 80% of the functions are performed by qualified and accredited operatives.