Fire Investigator - Module 2

Course Hours: 80.0 Hours

Course Description

This course provides comprehensive, in-depth knowledge and resources to candidates who are charged with the responsibility of investigating and analyzing fire and explosion incidents and rendering opinions as to the origin, cause, or prevention of fire incidents and the damage and injuries from such incidents.


This course is Module 2 of 2 required for certification as a Fire Investigator.  Module 1 must be successfully completed prior to registration and attendance of Module 2.

Successful completion of this  course will result in the candidate receiving ProBoard (NPQ) and State of Georgia certification as a Fire Investigator (Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council) and Arson Investigator (State of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council).

Prerequisites

Minimum Requirements:

1)  Successful completion of Georgia Public Safety Training Center - Georgia Fire Academy Fire Investigator - Module 1 course after January 1, 2020.  Candidates who completed "Arson 1" prior to December 31, 2018 must attend Fire Investigator - Module 1 prior to attending Fire Investigator - Module 2.

2)  Successful completion of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center - Georgia Fire Academy Fire Investigator Apprenticeship Taskbook, documenting 10 fire investigations, 5 of which must be structure fires, under the supervision of a certified (IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, NPQ, or State of Georgia) Fire Investigator.  Candidates must complete the taskbook and associated fire investigations within 24 months of successfully completing Fire Investigator - Module 1.  Candidates must bring the completed taskbook to class on Day 1 to be allowed to sit for the written entrance exam.

3)  Candidates must pass a written entrance exam with a minimum score of 70% on the first day of class.

Candidates must submit at the time of registration:

1)  Letter from the chief, department head, or designee stating the candidate has successfully completed the Fire Investigator - Module 1 course after January 1, 2019, and has successfully completed the Georgia Public Safety Training Center - Georgia Fire Academy Fire Investigator Apprenticeship Taskbook.

2)  An NCIC/GCIC criminal history dated within the last 12 months prior to registration verifying the candidate does not have a criminal history.

3)  Georgia Public Safety Training Center Fire Investigator - Module 1 course certificate.

These 3 documents must be submitted via email to arson@gpstc.org at the time of registration.  Candidates who do not submit these documents at the time of registration will be disqualified due to not meeting the prerequisites.



Who Should Attend

Candidates who are charged with the responsibility of investigating and analyzing fire and explosion incidents and rendering opinions as to the origin, cause, or prevention of fire incidents and the damage and injuries from such incidents.

Special Notes


Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
06/01/2020 06/12/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/26/2020 11/06/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
05/17/2021 05/28/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/25/2021 11/05/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon