Fire Investigator

Course Description

This program provides aspiring Fire Investigators with the basic knowledge to prepare and conduct fire scene investigations.

This course is a hybrid class; meaning the course is comprised of both in-class, and online assignments. Regular internet access is required to be able to complete the online component of this course.

NOTE: This program is an intensive 80 hour higher-education hybrid course requiring frequent and reliable internet access to complete the requisite online content. To successfully complete this program, students should anticipate twelve plus hours of additional reading, preparatory work and homework outside of the regularly scheduled class time each week.

Student Learning Objectives:
After completing the course the student will have met the sections required for a Fire Investigator as outlined in the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) 1033, 2014 edition, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. Students who successfully complete the certification process will be Pro-Board and State of New Hampshire certified as a Fire Investigator.

Course Details




Pro Board Accredited

  • Current resume or C.V. submitted with application
  • Transcript from the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), dated within 1 year of the beginning of the course, with 4 specific modules included: (1) NFPA 1033 and Your Career, (2) The Scientific Method for Fire & Explosion Investigation, (3) Ethics and Fire Investigator, and (4)Practical Application of the Relationship between NFPA 1033 & NFPA 921
  • Letter from employer/chief of department head outlining applicant’s current fire Investigator duties, with approval to participate.
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs - Fire Investigator Fourth Edition
  • NFPA 1033 - 2014 Edition
  • NFPA 921 - 2021 Edition
  • Students are required to wear business attire for each class. Male students Shirt and tie with appropriate pants and shoes. Female students suitable business attire such as blouse with skirt or slacks Suits and department uniform shirt with tie and formal pants are also acceptable. Students may not wear jeans, shorts, t-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, or sneakers to class.
  • Department uniform for field days

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