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National Fire Academy admissions and student information

Thank you for your interest in training with us! Here you will find information on how to apply for National Fire Academy (NFA) courses and plan your stay with us. If you’ve trained with us before, you can learn how to get your free transcript.

How to apply for NFA courses
Everything you need to apply for an NFA course, including application forms, instructions to complete them, and how to get a Student Identification Number.
Prerequisites for on-campus courses
Training requirements you will need to meet before attending an on-campus course.
Request your transcript
Get a free copy of your NFA transcript.
How to access our campus
Photo identification requirements for accessing our campus and other important security notices.
Course attendance, dress code and other student policies
NFA student attendance, conduct and dress code policies explained.

Important phone numbers

Call the NETC Switchboard at 800-238-3358 and ask for these extensions.

  • Admissions Office ext. 1290 or ext. 1524
  • Dining Hall ext. 1551
  • Housing/Transportation ext. 1048 Check-in time is 2 p.m. and check-out time is 8 a.m.
  • Library ext. 1030
  • Publications Center ext. 1189
  • Security ext. 1111



Orientation for National Fire Academy students

This video provides NFA students with information about the National Emergency Training Center campus, including amenities, security protocols, policies, and student services. Please watch if you were recently accepted for a course.

If you’re a prospective student who hasn’t trained with us, we invite you to watch the video to learn more about our campus and the NFA training experience!

Need help applying or have a question for us? Please contact our Admissions Office, Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, at 800-238-3358, ext. 1035 or by email at netcadmissions@fema.dhs.gov