International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc.
Certified Fire Investigator
In 1986, the IAAI resolved a national concern by developing the Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) Program. The IAAI-CFI program is an established process for identifying and recognizing a fire investigator’s expertise. This program is accredited by the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (PRO BOARD) www.theProBoard.org
. You do not have to belong to IAAI to become certified.
Certification is based on attainment of at least 150 points through education, training and experience, as well as a passing grade on a comprehensive examination. Before you are permitted to sit for the examination, your application must be approved by a review committee. You must be able to document every point claimed on your application. Certificates, diplomas, testament letters and transcripts are examples of acceptable documentation. Once your application is approved, you will be sent the name of a proctor in your area.
COMPREHENSIVE PROCTORED EXAMINATION: A “closed book” examination that is based upon every duty area within NFPA 1033. A score of 70% or above must be achieved to successfully pass the exam.
IAAI-CFI APPLICATION FEES:
Please include check, money order, or credit card information with your application.
IAAI MEMBERS: $ 150.00 USD (Effective 1/1/2014 - $195)
Note: This rate applies to International members only. IAAI chapter members must belong to the International Association of Arson Investigators to be able to receive the member rate.
NON-MEMBERS: $ 525.00 USD (Effective 1/1/2014 - $570)
IAAI-CFI RECERTIFICATION FEES:
All certified fire investigators must re-certify every five(5)years.
IAAI MEMBERS: $ 95.00 USD (Effective 1/1/2014 - $140)
NON-MEMBERS: $ 475.00 USD (Effective 1/1/2014 - $520)
Note: Do not put application and supporting documentation in binders or folders. Do not use staples. You may use a binder clip or a large paper clip to hold your application together. Please put supporting documentation in order as it appears in your application.
IAAI-CFI Application Instructions
CFI Study Reference List
CFI's and the Institution of Fire Engineers
CFI Certification RENEWAL: All CFI’s must renew their certification every five (5) years. A minimum of fifty (50) points must be obtained since the last certification date. Twenty (20) points must come from work experience and twenty (20) points from training (includes 2 CFITrainer.net modules). The renewal applicants will not be required to retake the exam.
CFI Recertification Application
Send in application at least 30 days before your expiration date.
Do not put application and supporting documentation in binders or folders. Do not use staples.
You may use a binder clip or a large paper clip to hold your application together.
Check your ProBoard Certification Status
To apply for ProBoard Certification, please contact Christine Burt. She wil verify your IAAI-CFI status and email you a copy of the application.
For information call Chris Burt at 800-468-4224 or email IAAI-CFI@firearson.com