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Certified Fire Investigator (NH CFI)

August 22 @ 08:00 - November 7 @ 17:00


Cost: Affiliated $675.00 Non-Affiliated $2,795.00


Students must be present for each class, there are no make-up dates available. 

In-person class days:

August 22 – Orientation Day / Legal Considerations Class

September 9 to 13 – Course Content

September 23 to 27 – Course Content

September 30 – Course Content

October 17 – Course Content

October 31 – Case Presentation Day

November 7 – Final Written Exam

From the Course Catalog

This program provides aspiring Fire Investigators with the basic knowledge to prepare and conduct fire scene investigations. This is a hybrid course; comprised of both in-person classroom and practical sessions and online assignments and projects. Reliable internet access is required to be able to complete the online component of this course. NOTE: This program is an intensive, 9-week, 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. The estimated length of this course including online and in-person work is approximately 154-hours. After completing this course, the student will have met the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) 1033, 2022 edition, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. Students who successfully complete the certification process will receive a NH Fire Standards and Training Commission-approved and Pro Board accredited certification as a Fire Investigator.
Attention Students: Prerequisites must be submitted WITH the General Admission Application Submission

  1. Current resume or C.V. submitted with application.
  2. Transcript from the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) https://www.cfitrainer.net/, dated within 1 year of the beginning of the course, with 4 specific modules included:
    • NFPA 1033 and your career.
    • The Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigations
    • Charting Your Path in Fire Investigation.
    • Practical application of the relationship between NFPA 1033 and 921.
  3. Letter from the Chief of Department or agency head outlining the applicants current fire investigation responsibilities, or that they are being assigned those duties, and that the applicant has been assigned to the class so that there will be no conflict with the program attendance policy. It is mandatory to attend ALL classes.
  •  Jones and Bartlett Fire Investigator, 6th Edition
  • NFPA 1033 - 2022 Edition
  • NFPA 921 - 2021 Edition


Prerequisites must be met at the time of registration.


Registration is only permitted within the defined registration window. Prerequisites must be met at the time of registration. Courses where pricing is listed as "grant funded" covers course tuition only. Overtime/backfill eligible courses will be specifically noted.

Registration Opens: Wednesday May 01, 2024 @ 08:00
Registration Closes: Wednesday July 31, 2024 @ 23:59

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August 22 @ 08:00
November 7 @ 17:00
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Christopher Wyman


Sponsoring Agency
NH Fire Academy & EMS
External Registration URL
External Registration URL


Richard M. Flynn Training Facility
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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