Welcome to the Pyro Spectaculars by Souza Operator Training Portal. 

Learn how to shoot fireworks safely and professionally with us! 


    Available courses


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    Welcome to the Training Course - Rank Zero

    Welcome to the Getting Started with Pyrotechnics. We're excited to help you get involved in pyrotechnics and special events. This course is intended to give you enough knowledge to be effective on your first fireworks show. Please read the articles and watch the videos below.

    This course is intended to be completed from the top down. You should complete the section Safety & Tools First and Electrical Firing Last. When you have successfully completed a quiz the next quiz will be unlocked. When you have successfully completed all the quizzes you can access the course certificate in Module 4. 

    Questions? Comments? Please email training@pyrospec.com


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    Welcome to the Training Course - Rank One.

    We're excited to help you get involved in Pyrotechnics and Special Events. The purpose of Rank One is to prepare you with the required knowledge needed to pursue your California Pyrotechnics License. Please read the articles and watch the videos.

    This course is intended to be completed from the top. You should complete the section Firework Show Setup first and California Firework Exam last. 

    Once each quiz has been completed, the subsequent quiz will be unlocked. When you have successfully completed all the quizzes, you will be able to access the COURSE CERTIFICATE in Module 5.

    In addition to this course you must complete the following to achieve your certificate for Rank One:

    1. Complete all Training Modules and pass all associated written exams with a score of 90% or higher.
    2. Download and complete the field training checklist. Click here to download a copy. It must be submitted to Margo Lund. 
    3. Must have worked 15+ shows and operated at least 1 show (all will be approved by Margo Lund)
    4. Must have obtained their Operator's License from the state.


    Questions? Comments? Please email training@pyrospec.com.



    Hazardous Materials and Transportation Course

    We're excited to help you get involved in Pyrotechnics and Special Events. The purpose of this course is to prepare you for safe handling and transportation of fireworks. Please read the articles and watch the videos.

    Questions? Comments? Please email training@pyrospec.com.

    Location Specific Contacts


    Aaron Beargeon
    Rialto, CA
    Pyro South Administration

    Office: 909-355-8120 x233
    E-Mail: abeargeon@pyrospec.com
    Margo Lund
    Rialto, CA
    Pyro South Administration

    Office: 888-477-PYRO 
    E-Mail: mlund@pyrospec.com
    Dan Ramsauer
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    Bay Area Dispatch

    Office: 650-712-9900
    Mobile: 408-859-7478
    E-Mail: dramsauer@pyrospec.com
    Kevin Gilfillan
    McClellan, CA
    Sacramento Area Dispatch

    Office: 916-640-0173
    Mobile: 916-849-0085
    E-Mail: kgilfillan@pyrospec.com
    Denise Ray
    McClellan, CA
    Pyro North Administration

    Office: 916-640-0173
    E-Mail: dray@pyrospec.com
    Rich Vaughan
    Spokane, WA
    Way North Dispatch

    Office: 916-640-0173
    Mobile: 916-849-0085
    E-Mail: rvaughan@pyrospec.com


    Please note, this enrollment is by invitation only. Please contact your area coordinator if you would like enrollment into this course.