Some of these independent study National Fire Academy courses are eligible for ACE credit. Look up the National Emergency Training Center(NFA) in the ACE guide for the current list. Be sure to click on the individual course listing in ACE to see the recommended credit. As of January, 2011, NFA courses Q118, Q137, and Q318 are self-study and are evaluated at 1 credit each by ACE.
For discussion on NFA courses see http://www.degreeforum.net/general-education-testing-discussion/9624-nfa-ace.html