The Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) is a free, intensive six-day educational opportunity for volunteer and combination department emergency services personnel. Students have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and information with colleagues from across the country.
VIP courses are tailored specifically to the special needs of volunteers. Most mirror content in National Fire Academy (NFA) on-campus 10-day courses, but to keep time commitment to a minimum, coursework is compressed into six days. These six-day courses retain the content, quality and integrity of the 10-day deliveries, ensuring a successful learning experience.
VIP courses, offered during a "VIP Week" three times a year on the NFA campus, are accredited through the American Council on Education.
Select a VIP Week below to see which courses are available. Courses offered will vary depending on the week that you attend.
Feb. 23-28 June 21-26 Sept. 13-18
Leadership in Supervision (R0645) is not a VIP course.
For more information, contact the VIP Program Manager, Tyler Shaw, at 800-238-3358, ext. 1157, or 301-447-1157.