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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 self-study and mediated 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 more about self-study courses


These instructor-led courses last four to six weeks. They require you to do weekly assignments, participate in discussions, and read articles as the instructor assigns them.

Learn more about online-mediated courses

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