National Fire Academy Adopts New Identification System

The National Fire Academy (NFA) has adopted a new application process for prospective students. In order to protect personal information, the NFA will no longer be collecting social security numbers. Instead, students will now be required to obtain a Student Identification Number (SID).

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) is in the process of developing its own system; however, SIDs will be required for the upcoming application period opening on April 15. Prospective students looking to apply for fall courses will be required to obtain their SID through the existing Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Training Administration System (CTAS). Applications without a SID will not be processed.

Click here for more information on the change and for steps on how to register for a SID.