National Fire Academy (NFA) online-mediated courses are free to fire and emergency services personnel, and international students are welcome. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or college credit are available for most courses. Successful completion is added to your NFA transcript, and you earn an NFA certificate.
Explore online-mediated courses Troubleshooting tips for enrolled students
To enroll in an online-mediated course, follow the instructions in the course description.
After enrolling, we’ll send you an email with instructions for accessing your online-mediated course. These instructions include a hyperlink to the mediated system, along with a username and password.
The NFA’s online-mediated courses require a firm commitment from each student. You must satisfactorily complete all course requirements to receive a passing score. If you don’t, we may not accept you for, or place you in, another NFA course for a period of up to 12 months.
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Online-mediated courses offer instructor-led training and education that does not require attendance in a traditional “brick and mortar” classroom. With online-mediated learning, you will have the opportunity to interact with your classmates and deliberate on the topics being taught. An NFA instructor will facilitate the learning process and provide valuable feedback.
Courses range from four to six weeks in length, and you will be required to complete weekly assignments and papers, participate in class discussions online, and read various articles as the instructor assigns them. While most courses can be completed at your own pace (asynchronously), some courses may contain components that require your attendance online at a specific time (synchronous).
In addition to online-mediated courses, the NFA recently began including online options for many of our on-campus courses. These options may include pre-course work, final exam, daily reading and posting, student feedback and reading assignments, and other homework. Your welcome package for the course will tell you how to participate.
Try these steps in this order:
Select “System Check” to make sure your system meets the minimum requirements to run the course.
Please contact your instructor and/or email the NFA Online Mediated Help Desk so that we can fix the problem for you.