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IAAI-FIT Program
International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc.
Fire Investigation Technician

 

The Fire Investigation Technician Program is designed to verify an applicant's fundamental knowledge as measured against core job performance requirements of established professional qualification standards for fire investigators defined in NFPA 1021, NFPA 1033 and NFPA 1037.

The applicant must provide documentation of meeting minimum requirements including experience, training, and education. Upon approval they must successfully pass a comprehensive examination
 

REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 18 months of general experience in a fire investigation related agency or industry.

TRAINING/EDUCATION: A minimum of 44 hrs of tested training.

ONLINE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION: An examination that is based upon core job performance requirements. A score of 75% or above must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. 
 

Track A

Mandatory classes from CFITrainer.Net:

CFITrainer.Net - Ethics and the Fire Investigator (3 hours)
CFITrainer.Net - NFPA 1033 and Your Career (2 Hours)
CFITrainer.Net - The Practical Application of the Relationship Between NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921  (2 hours)

Approved Comprehensive Fundamental Fire Investigations Course (40 hours)

Comprehensive Examination

*Use National Fire Academy Reciprocity Application below if you have recently passed
R0206 Fire/Arson Origin and Cause Investigations

OR

Track B

Mandatory classes from CFITrainer.Net

CFITrainer.Net - Documenting the Event (4 hours)
CFITrainer.Net - Ethics and the Fire Investigator (3 hours)
CFITrainer.Net - NFPA 1033 and Your Career (2 Hours)
CFITrainer.Net - The Practical Application of the Relationship Between NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921  (2 hrs)
CFITrainer.Net - The Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigation (3 hours)
General Tested Training: 30 Hours related to fire scene investigation

Comprehensive Examination

APPLICATION FEES:

IAAI Members: $90.00 USD

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: $325.00 USD

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IAAI Membership Application

FIT Application
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National Fire Academy Reciprocity Application
Must have recently passed the National Fire Academy R0206 Fire/Arson Origin and Cause Investigations.

IAAI-FIT Program Manual
IAAI-FIT Study Reference
www.CFITrainer.net
 

IAAI-FIT Designation RENEWAL

APPLICATION FEES:
IAAI Members: $70.00 USD 
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: $325.00 USD

All holders of this professional designation must renew their designation every three years. Documentation of 18 months of general work experience and 48 additional hours of tested training must be provided. The renewal applicants will not be required to retake the exam.This professional designation program is specifically designed to provide recognition for those who are at work in the field of fire investigation.

IAAI-FIT Renewal Application


A separate Certified Fire Investigator program (IAAI-CFI) is available through IAAI for those who are active as expert witnesses and have greater work experience.
 
For information call Chris Burt at 800-468-4224 or email at IAAI-FIT@firearson.com.