The National Fire Academy (NFA) offers American fire and emergency services personnel a free, flexible and convenient way to receive career-enhancing training. Through NFA Online, students can complete self-paced courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or college credit are available for most courses.
Online and U.S. citizenship: Due to resource limitations, only United States citizens may take courses through NFA Online.
From the course description page, select the link “Apply Online.” This will take you to the NFA Online website.
Select the link “New students: click here to register now!”
In addition, select bulletins from the U.S. Fire Administration’s Coffee Break Training series are available for CEUs through NFA Online.
NFA Online Help Desk
If you have any questions or experience problems taking NFA Online courses, please contact our Help Desk seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time at 1-888-834-6976 or through email at NFAhelp@gpstrategies.com.
Quick tips for new and returning students
You’ll need a Student Identification Number to take NFA Online courses.
Click on the “Job Aid” link on the login screen for help.
You will be prompted to change your temporary password following your initial login.
Don’t forget to write down your User ID and Password. Both are case sensitive.
The NFA Online course catalog populates at the top of each hour; so, depending on when you registered, you may have to wait up to one hour until you can access the courses.
The NFA also delivers courses through an online mediated instruction format using a combination of online learning and discussion boards. A listing of online-meditated courses and descriptions is available through the NFA course catalog.