Priority will be reserved for federal, state and local fire service, law enforcement personnel, and prosecutors with full-time fire/arson and explosion investigation responsibility and/or prosecution. These personnel include:
Applicants who are not employed full time in the fire investigation field may be eligible. Applicants must submit a detailed letter from the chief of the department attesting to their position, duties, and responsibilities as related to fire investigation and involvement with the prosecution of state arson laws, if any.
1. Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
2. Applicants must meet ONE of the following:
3. Successful completion of the following Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) Trainer modules (transcript MUST be submitted with application) through the CFI Trainer website (There are no costs or membership requirements to access these modules.)
Applicants must provide a copy of their CFI Trainer transcript and documentation to support the pre-requisite requirements at the time of application. Documentation (certificates, transcripts, certifications, and letters) must be clear, readable, concise and attached to the application at time of submission.