NRC is proud to offer American fire and emergency services personnel a flexible, and convenient way to receive career enhancing training.  Through NRC’s Online, students can complete self-paced courses  24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or college credit is available for most courses.

NRC is a highly interactive and engaging online firefighting, special operations and career enhancment training courses that can be used to suit your group and/or individual circumstance.

If you are a group, municipality, training academy or college that is searching for an online course that your group can use for certification – NRC is for you! We will work with you on a group rate depending on the size of your group. Simply contact us to begin this discussion.

If you are an individual who is searching for an online course to start your career in firefighting or further your career – NRC is for you too! With the flexibility of an online course you are able to learn at your own speed while still having access to the instructor.

Whether you:

  1. Want the convenience of an online course and plan to take your hands-on training and certification exam at your local academy;
  2. Want a turnkey certification package that includes online classroom learning, hands-on training, and certification testing; or
  3. You are already on the job as a firefighter and you simply want the convenience and tracking of an online course to reinforce your skills or learn new techniques


Whatever your needs, rest assured you have come to the right place for world-class firefighter training!

This robust online fire recruit academy meets National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents prerequisites.

NRC’s Online Virtual Classroom is filled with advanced, one-of-a-kind features that include:

  • Training Room – Individual subject-matter modules that include interactive scenarios and quizzes to check your knowledge of the material
  • Video clips – View skills demonstrations given by certified practicing professionals
  • Resource rooms – Get information about equipment, vehicles, et.c
  • A virtual fire house tour – takes you through all aspects of a fire house
  • Skill training – Perform skills virtually before heading out to the fire field

To give students a true classroom feel, Firefighter Academy features:

  • Live chat capabilities for student interaction
  • Instructor interaction via in-classroom messaging, email and telephone
  • Threaded classroom discussions
  • Reading assignments for greater knowledge depth
  • Progress monitoring and instructor feedback


After completing the online portion of NRC, there are two options for completing the hands-on training component.

  1. Enroll in the hands-on course offered through the NRC for the specific program.
  2. Contact your State Training Director to discuss the opportunities at local training facilities.