Thank you for your interest in training with us! We look forward to receiving your application and assisting you through the process. For help completing your application, contact our Admissions Office, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., at 800-238-3358, ext. 1035, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to enroll in a free National Fire Academy (NFA) course? Follow these steps to apply for admission:
|Semester dates||Application period|
|First semester||Oct. 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019||Closed June 15, 2018. Browse the course vacancy list.|
|Second semester||April 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2019||Application period open Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2018.|
On-campus courses and non-U.S. citizen applicants (mail, email or fax)National Emergency Training Center
Off-campus and online courses
Follow application instructions provided on the Course Description page in the NFA catalog.
|If your course code begins with this letter:||Use this form:|
|I, M, P, R or T||FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admissions Application PDF 337 KB|
|C, F, N, O, W or Y||FEMA Form 119-25-2, General Admissions Short Form Application PDF 234 KB|
If your application is not accepted for the first semester, you must reapply for second semester courses. Applications are not carried over.
You may apply for more than one course per semester, but you must submit a separate application for each course.
Our Admissions Office will notify you about the status of your application via email no later than 60 days after the close of the application period. Information will not be available before that time.
Please add email@example.com to your “safe senders” list to ensure you receive our emails. This email address is used only for sending notifications; do not reply to this email address. If you did not provide an email address on your application, your notification will be sent through the U.S. Postal Service.
Your application must be received at least six weeks before the course start date to be considered. Vacancies within six weeks of the start date of the course are filled only from the established wait list, so it is beneficial for you to apply early in the application period.
If you are interested in applying for an NFA course, you need to register for a SID. Applications for NFA courses that do not include a SID will not be processed.
Every NFA course has a course code as part of the overall reference number. As you scan the catalog, the course code can help you more easily identify the delivery method for your program of interest. You can quickly scan for programs that fit your preferred delivery option. Be sure to include the correct course code when you submit your application for an NFA course.
The Course Description page of the catalog provides specifics on the delivery type and duration, along with information such as course objectives, selection criteria, prerequisites and continuing education units.
|Course code||Delivery method|
|C||FESHE-recognized college courses|
|F||Two-day off-campus, NFA-sponsored delivery|
|N||Six-day off-campus, NFA-sponsored delivery|
|O||State- and local partner-sponsored training system delivery|
|R||10-day and six-day on-campus delivery|
|W||Two-day on-campus delivery|
|Y||NFA-approved, state-developed course delivery|
The NFA offers a limited number of opportunities for non-U.S. citizens to attend courses. If a course has vacancies after U.S. applicants have been placed, you (as a non-U.S. citizen) will be considered.
You will be notified about your application’s status no less than two weeks before the start date of a requested course. Placement for a requested course offering date cannot be guaranteed.