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 National Fire Academy


How to apply for National Fire Academy courses.


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 – Friday between 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at 800-238-3358, ext. 1035 or by email at

Ready to enroll in a free National Fire Academy (NFA) course? Follow these steps to apply for admission:

  • Understand course requirements. Many courses have specific selection criteria or prerequisites; be sure to review the Course Description page for detailed instructions. Search for courses.


  • Request a Student Identification Number (SID). You need an SID to apply for NFA courses. Register for a FEMA SID.




  • Complete ALL fields on the application. Your application will be returned if it is incomplete. Use the February 2012 version or later of the General Admission Application.


  • Submit your application during the designated time frame. Your application will be returned if it is postmarked outside of the designated application period.

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