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Certified Fire Investigator

 

 
What is the Certified Fire Investigator Program?

The Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) Program is a voluntary certification program administered by the International Association of Arson Investigators. The goal of the CFI program is to acknowledge demonstrated competence in the field of fire Investigation. Once successfully completed, the CFI program is a real distinction that acknowledges an individuals demonstrated competency in all phases of fire investigation thru completion of a detailed application and written examination process.

The CFI program is administered by the International Association of Arson Investigators, the leading professional association in the field of fire investigation.

Certification thru the CFI program allows the Fire Investigation Professional to be recognized as having demonstrated competency in all phases of fire investigation.

Certification thru the CFI program encourages continuing education and training in the field of fire investigation.

 Do I have what it takes to be a CFI?

The CFI program is a certification program that requires minimum levels of Education, Training, and Experience in the field of fire investigation. It is a program that seeks a realistic balance between those areas to insure that an applicants experience is well rounded and not purely academic.

A complete description of the CFI program requirements can be found on the IAAI website in the

CFI Handbook

This ia a brief overview of the major areas of the application process. In addition to the above, the applicant must have at least twice testified as an Expert Witness regarding point of origin, or fire cause, or explosion. This requirement is waived if the applicant attends the IAAI Testimony course. For the latest requirements contact the IAAI national office

A complete description of the CFI program requirements can be found on the IAAI website in the * This ia a brief overview of the major areas of the application process. In addition to the above, the applicant must have at least twice testified as an Expert Witness regarding point of origin, or fire cause, or explosion. This requirement is waived if the applicant attends the IAAI Testimony course. For the latest requirements contact the IAAI national office

 How do I become a CFI?

The first step in the process is obtain a CFI application package from the International Office  

International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc.
2111 Baldwin Avenue, Suite 203
Crofton, Maryland 21114
(410) 451-3473 Fax
(410) 451-9049

Or on line:

Application for Certified Fire Investigator.

How much does it Cost?

The cost for IAAI members is $150.00 and for Non-IAAI members is $250.00.

What happens once I'm certified?

You must re-certify every five years by meeting the continuing education requirements and paying the required fees.

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Why certify as a CFI?

"Today more than ever we are seeing changes in the field of fire investigation. Many things have made our job in determining fire origin and cause extremely challenging. One way of meeting that challenge and to keep pace with the many changes in our industry is to certify as a CFI."

The CFI program is a standard measure of an individuals competence in all phases of fire investigation. The CFI program encourages an individual to be his or her best and to stay abreast of the latest changes in the fire investigation field.

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