The Illinois Fire Service Institute participates in the NFA “Endorsement” program. In fact, we currently have more of our courses “endorsed” than any other state. The concept came about because the NFA recognized that some state training agencies already provide top quality courses, and there was no point in the NFA duplicating their efforts. Under this program, state training agencies can submit their own courses to an NFA review committee. The program also provides a mechanism for state training agencies to share materials with other state training agencies. Students who take these approved courses receive a joint certificate bearing both the IFSI and NFA seals.