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National Fire Academy Online Courses

Online learning is a terrific option if you want to take National Fire Academy (NFA) classes. Our online courses are free to fire and emergency services personnel, and international students are welcome. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for most courses. Successful completion is added to your NFA transcript and you earn an NFA certificate.


You can sign up for these classes at any time and complete them at your own pace. They are not led by an instructor.

Learn about self-study courses

Online instructor-led

Instructor-led courses last 4 to 6 weeks and are primarily asynchronous. They require you to do weekly assignments, participate in discussions, and read articles as the instructor assigns them.

Learn about instructor-led courses

Online instructor-led (live)

These courses are offered synchronously through ZOOM.

Explore live courses


Discover the benefits of live online training from the National Fire Academy

If you have any questions or experience problems taking our online courses, or to reactivate your account, please email our Help Desk.