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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.

Online instructor-led courses are scheduled offerings that you must apply for.

  1. If you don't have one, register for a Student Identification Number. This number is needed on your application.
  2. Use the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Online Admissions Application to apply for your course. A link to the application is also provided on each course description page.

Explore courses and apply

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

After you apply

The NETC Admissions Office will email you an acceptance confirmation for your course offering. NFA Online will then send you an email with your unique course link and instructions on how to enroll in the course.

Quick tips for new and returning students

  • You will need an active NFA Online user ID. Register for an NFA Online account
  • New students: Complete the registration information at the bottom of the page. You will need to wait 2 hours before trying to log on for the first time.
  • Returning students: Select the LOG ON button at the top of the enrollment page. Enter your User ID in ALL CAPS!
  • We use a secure, single sign-on platform. You will receive your log-on pass code through email or a text message to your mobile phone. You must use this 6-digit pass code to enter the site.
  • A new pass code is needed each time you access the site. The pass code expires after 10 minutes.

In addition to online instructor-led courses, the NFA has online components for many of our on-campus courses. These blended components may include pre-course work, daily readings and postings, during and after-class assignments, group activities, and exams.

If your on-campus course has online components, you will need an NFA Online user ID. Your NETC Admissions Office welcome package will tell you how to register and 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.