NFA provides specialized training courses and advanced management programs for middle- and top-level fire officers, fire service instructors, technical professionals, and representatives from allied professions.
If you have substantial involvement in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, or fire-related emergency management activities, we welcome you to apply.
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Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program graduate directory
EFO graduates: Check out our directory of over 4,600 graduates to catch up with colleagues and sign up for a networking opportunity.
National Women’s Weekend Program at NFA
This annual 2-day NFA on-campus session is an educational opportunity for fire and emergency medical services personnel. This program strengthens a fire service community through education, personal networking, and a shared collegial experience.
NFA is partnering with Columbia Southern University to enhance the EFO capstone advancement
The partnership will expand the timeline from 3 to 6 months and provide assistance for the student through research to their final paper.
Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination
The National Fire Academy, US Forest Service and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are pleased to announce another offering scheduled April 1 – 5, 2024 at the Corona Fire Department Training Center in Corona, CA. Students will gain consistent knowledge and expand their skill base as a Wildland Fire Investigator. Learn how to perform at an acceptable level on a national basis without regard to geographic boundaries. The course is presented by lectures, electronic presentations, field exercises and class discussion.
Let NFA help you pursue your degree
NFA courses are equivalent in difficulty to college- and university-level courses and can be considered for college credit. We award CEUs and our courses have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education.
Self-study, instructor-led and live courses
Online learning is a terrific option if you want to take NFA courses. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for most courses. Successful completion is added to your NFA transcript and you earn an NFA certificate.
Contract instructors wanted!
We are always looking for high-quality candidates to be contract instructors. NFA courses are some of the best in the nation, and we would love to talk with you about joining our team.