Learn about the Indiana Chapter of the 
International Association of Arson Investigators


IN-IAAI Mission:

To promote education and excellence in the field of fire investigation, and to utilize our collective knowledge and experience to promote safety, protect the public, and seek the truth.

Facts and Features

The International Association of Arson Investigators® (IAAI®) is an international professional association of more than 9,000 fire investigation professionals, united by a strong commitment to suppress the crime of arson through professional fire investigation.


This information from the IAAI website at https://www.firearson.com/

Conducts national and regional seminars which provide a forum for dissemination of the latest information and technology in the profession.

Publishes a quarterly journal, “The Fire and Arson Investigator,” which contains articles by some of the leading experts in the world.

Administers the Certified Fire Investigator program designed to ensure a “least common denominator” body of knowledge in the field of fire investigation.

Works in cooperation with other associations and law enforcement agencies to prevent and suppress the crime of arson. These agencies include the US Fire Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, The National Fire Academy, The International Association of Fire Chiefs, The Insurance Committee for Arson Control, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).


This information from the IAAI website at https://www.firearson.com/

Yes. Members should be committed to:

  • Regard ourselves as members of a vital and ethical profession;
  • Conduct both our personal and official lives so as to inspire the confidence of the public;
  • Regard it as our duty to avail ourselves of every opportunity to learn more about our profession;
  • Encourage and support professional standards for fire, arson, and explosion investigators;
  • Avoid alliances with those whose practices are inconsistent with an honest and unbiased investigation; and
  • Bear in mind that we are first and foremost truth-seekers, not case makers; it is our duty to protect the innocent and hold accountable those responsible for loss by fire or explosion.


This information from the IAAI website at https://www.firearson.com/

Membership in the Indiana Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI Chapter 14) provides numerous opportunities in the field of fire investigation.

Perhaps the most valuable benefit of membership is the fire investigation contacts you will make as a part of the IN-IAAI.

Join IAAI today to take advantage of member-only benefits including:

  • Special rates on credential applications/renewals;
  • Fire & Arson Investigator journal subscription;
  • Access the exclusive member directory; and
  • Receive discounts on IAAI ITC and in-person courses including IAAI’s exclusive Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony Course.

Click here to visit the IN-IAAI membership page.


This information from the IAAI website at https://www.firearson.com/

The Indiana Chapter information page has a great deal of information about the chapter including the bylaws, board of directors, Indiana regions, membership, and meeting information.  Make sure you also check out the information on the annual Fire Investigation Conference, and learn about various education and training opportunities offered by the chapter.

Attendees at the 2017 Indiana Fire Investigation Conference

Annual Fire Investigation Conference

Check back after March of 2020 for information.
Learn more here.

Fire Investigation Technician

Click to read more about the Fire Investigation Technician certification.

Certified Fire Investigator

Click to read more about the Cerftified Fire Investigator (CFI) training program, the only credentialed certification for arson investigators.

Other Certification Options

Click to read more about other IAAI arson-related training and certification.

Arson Investigation Training

Improve your skills by participating in arson investigation training offered by the International Association of Arson Investigators and the IAAI Indiana Chapter.

Learn more here.

From time to time training classes are offered locally to Indiana investigators on a variety of topics, and a great deal of important information is presented at the annual Indiana Fire Investigation Conference.  The opportunity to sit for the Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) examination is also available during the conference.  IAAI offers many programs as a part their international training conferences and online.  Click here to read more about seminars, training, and certification.

IN-IAAI Membership

Become a member of the Indiana Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

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