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FEMA to stop using SSNs for training applicants

Anyone applying for certain NFA, EMI classes will need to use Student Identification number instead

By FireRescue1 Staff

WASHINGTON — FEMA plans to stop using Social Security Numbers for training applicants, beginning April 15.

Anyone applying for certain National Fire Academy or Emergency Management Institute classes will need to use a Student Identification number instead of an SSN on applications, according to a USFA release.

The courses affected include the following delivered after Oct. 1:

  1. NFA or EMI courses at NETC (including the NFA 2-day on-campus state weekend courses) – Course letters E, I, P, R, T, W
  2. EMI courses at the Noble Training Facility – Course letter B
  3. Courses delivered through the NFA (NFA Sponsored 10-day and 6-day) or EMI off-campus programs – Course letters L, N, S

Applicants will still be asked to provide an SSN to register in the Center for Domestic Preparedness Training Administration System, but this will be phased out later this year.

Any applications for FY2013 NFA or EMI courses without a training registration number will not be processed until an SID is provided.

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