Arson Investigation Level 2

Course Hours: 80.0 Hours

Course Description

This course instructs students on advanced aspects of arson investigation. The topics covered will include interview and interrogation, electrical fire causes, gas fire causes, courtroom demeanor, and expert witness testimony. Students will demonstrate their knowledge by participating in a number of practical exercises and a written examination. Students will spend time preparing written narratives documenting their investigative acts. Students should be prepared to work a fire scene on the first day of class.


Law enforcement applicants must have completed basic mandate and be currently certified as peace officers. Fire service applicants must be certified as a Firefighter 1 by either Georgia Fire Standards and Training Council or by the National Professional Qualifications Pro Board. The applicant will submit an NCIC/GCIC criminal history dated within the last 12 months verifying they do not have a criminal record. Applicants must submit proof of conducting five (5) fire investigations under the tutelage of a certified fire investigator.

Prerequisites must be forwarded to the course coordinator, prior to the first day of class, via email at

The student must pass a written pretest with a minimum score of 70% on the first day of class. 

Who Should Attend

Students who are or will be, assigned to investigate the cause and origin of fires, and who will be responsible for determining if the fire was accidental or intentional in nature are eligible to attend this course after verification of their prerequisites.

Special Notes

This course is required for state certification through Georgia Firefighter and Peace Officer Standards and Training Councils and national certifications through the National Professional Qualifications Pro-board.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
09/23/2019 10/04/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAA19560 Register
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