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NC Fire Academy Weekend

North Carolina Weekend – Emmitsburg, Maryland

2-day On-Campus Program at the National Fire Academy (State Weekend)
November 17 - 19, 2023

The 2-Day on-Campus Program (formerly State Weekend Program) is targeted for fire service personnel with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.  Most 2-day courses are designed for mid-level officers rather than chief officers or firefighters.

Application Process:

  • Complete this online registration and submit payment. (Pick three Classes). Registration Period is June 30 – September 30, 2023.

  • Once your online registration & payment are received and your classes are assigned, you will receive an email from OSFM (Estimated Email Date is October 13th) containing the class information, link to the new NFA Online Application and deadline for completion. 

  • Applicant must complete new NFA Online application by October 31st

  • You will receive an email from OSFM (Estimated Email Date is November 10th) that contains full class information and NFA information. Please note: this email will only go out to those who have fully completed all the above steps.

  • No refunds after October 20, 2023. 

2023 NFA Weekend Schedule

November 17, 2023- Travel Day
4:00 - 6:00 PM - Registration
5:00 PM - Dinner (campus cafeteria)
6:15 PM - Opening Session (ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY)
7:00 PM - Classes begin
9:00 PM - Classes end for the day

November 18, 2023
8:00 AM - Classes resume
5:00 PM - Classes end for the day

November 19, 2023
8:00 AM - Classes resume
2:00 PM - Classes end
Students: Please read and follow the instructions prior to registering.

Students: Please read and follow the instructions prior to registering.

To apply for a course, you need a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This number will be used in place of a Social Security Number on General Admissions Application forms. This includes applications for the 2-day on-campus program (the State Weekend Program).  Please click on the link below to obtain your SID. The process takes about 10 minutes.

Register for SID:

Eligibility to receive a certificate of completion requires class attendance Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Failure to do so, will result in your entire department being banned from State Weekend programs for a period of 3 years.  If you have an emergency, and must leave the campus, please contact Student Services in Building “C” and ask them to inform Brian Wade.

Registration: The registration fee is $200.00.  This fee covers meals in the Campus Cafeteria - Friday dinner through Sunday lunch (at the campus cafeteria), socials and a recreational pass required by the National Fire Academy.  Lodging and course costs are absorbed by the Academy.  Transportation expenses and meals in route and return are the responsibility of the student.



Application Deadline: Online registration and payment is required no later than September 30, 2023. Before an application is eligible for review the online payment and registration must be completed. 

Individual applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance or denial into the State Weekend Program.  A link to complete the new USFA online class application will be emailed to the applicant on or before October 13th.   Please provide a valid email address on your online registration.  This must be an individual email and not one that is used for multiple people.  It must be specific to the applicant.

Failure to complete the online class application will result in your application being denied access to the campus and class.

Refunds will not be issued after October 20, 2023.


FEMA Covid Policy

The NETC will no longer require vaccination or other proof of vaccination for contractors, visitors, students, and instructors. 


NOTE: The National Fire Academy now requires testing for all classes.


You will be asked for first, second, and third class choices.   Every effort will be made to place you in your first choice however it is not always possible.  Please make sure you really wish to take the second and third choices.  If a second or third choice is not indicated on your application, you will be placed in a class with the lowest registration numbers.

Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria to ensure that you qualify for the classes you select.

Contact Monna Gillespie via email at  if you have any questions. 

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