The International Association of Arson Investigators has long been a leader
in fire investigator training and certification. CFITrainer.Net is the Association's
latest innovation in providing training to fire investigators at all levels.
CFITrainer.Net is designed to bring the resources of the more than 8000 members
of the IAAI together with highly experienced media professionals to provide up to
date, high quality training directly to the fire investigators throughout the world.
Using internet connected computers in the workplace or home, fire investigators
will have access to programs on a wide variety of topics related to the field of
fire investigations. Additionally, CFITrainer.Net will allow the IAAI to present
live programs, or Webinars, on topics that are of immediate interest to the fire
CFITrainer.Net is a comprehensive system that allows participants to register for
programs, track their progress as they complete educational modules, take online
evaluation tests regarding the information in the modules and document their participation.
The testing and documentation features are important to fire investigators who require
credit for IAAI-CFI certification. While CFITrainer.Net will assist
individuals seeking IAAI-CFI
certification, or recertification, the program is intended for and available to
all fire investigators regardless of their level of training or certification.
The broad based training modules will assist fire investigators in meeting the topical
areas contained in NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators
A committee of highly respected IAAI leaders has been established to oversee the
program and ensure that quality and content of materials included on CFITrainer.Net
is the best that is available and consistent with current treatises, including NFPA
921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations
Primary funding for CFITrainer.Net is through the Department of Homeland Security's
Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives and The Insurance Committee for Arson Control are partnering with
the IAAI in this very important effort.