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National Fire Academy Online Instructor-Led Courses

National Fire Academy (NFA) online instructor-led courses give participants the opportunity to interact with classmates and deliberate on the topics being taught. An NFA instructor facilitates the learning process and provides valuable feedback.

These courses range from 4 to 6 weeks in length. You are required to complete weekly assignments and papers, participate in class discussions online, and read various articles as the instructor assigns them. While most courses are conducted asynchronously, some courses may contain synchronous components.

Our online instructor-led courses require a firm commitment from each student. Students who do not satisfactorily complete all course requirements will not receive a passing score. This will result in possible sanctions for up to 12 months acceptance or placement in all future NFA course offerings. Review the NFA policy guide PDF

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After you enroll

We will send you an email with your course hyperlink and sign-in instructions.

Quick tips for new and returning students

  • You'll need a Student Identification Number to take NFA online instructor-led courses.
  • Returning tudents: Select the LOG ON button. Enter your User ID in ALL CAPS!
  • New students: Complete the registration information at the bottom of the log-on page. You will need to wait 1 hour before trying to log on.
  • We use a secure, single sign-on platform. You will receive your log-on passcode through email or a text message to your mobile phone. You must use this 6-digit passcode to enter the site.
  • A new passcode is needed each time you access the site. The passcode expires after 10 minutes.

In addition to online instructor-led courses, the NFA has 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.

If you have any questions or experience problems taking NFA online instructor-led courses, please email our Help Desk at nfaonlinetier2@fema.dhs.gov.