December 20, 2023

Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians Career Development, Recruitment, and Retention Program

Funding has been made available by the State of New Hampshire to support the career development, recruitment and retention of emergency response personnel working in the Granite State. 

Eligible first responders can take a course at any of New Hampshire’s community colleges, including courses offered by CCSNH online. The program covers tuition and required fees for one course per semester, subject to eligibility and available funding.  Participating employees will be certified as eligible by their employers and will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the course (completing the course with a grade of C or better). Find programs and courses offered at each college on the Programs at a Glance page, or on the college websites.

Note:  some courses may have prerequisites or be subject to space limitations. Law Enforcement Officers and current full-time career, part-time, on-call or volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians are eligible under this program.

Individuals employed as firefighters in New Hampshire are eligible for the above or for reimbursement of certain approved costs of the New Hampshire Fire Academy.  

Law Enforcement and EMT

Download and print the Eligibility Form (to be completed by the Employer and provided to the college).


This program provides funding for reimbursement of certain costs of the NH Fire Academy.
View additional information and the reimbursement form.