The IAAI Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI®) is the only accredited certification for Fire Investigators. The Indiana Chapter promotes this Certification with diligence.
Deputy State Fire Marshal Investigator Fred Sumpter, with the support of Chief Investigator Tom Hinkle, and State Fire Marshal Tracy Boatright, challenged all Indiana fire investigators to achieve this Certification. On August 21, 2002 the Investigation Division of the Indiana State Fire Marshal became the first agency internationally to have all fire investigators certified by the IAAI.
The Certified Fire Investigator Program of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) has the following objectives:
- Recognition of professional standards of achievement in fire investigation theory and practice by government and private sector fire investigators.
- Encouragement of continued education and training in the field of fire investigation.
- Increased professional standing in the fire investigation field.
- Identification of the sources of professional knowledge for the theory and practice of fire investigation, related fields and the laws and regulations governing or affecting fire investigation.
More information on the IAAI-CFI® program can be found on the CFI Trainer website.
For information on Certified Fire Investigation Technician, IAAI-FIT®, click here.