Using Resources to Validate your Hypothesis Credit Hours: 2 Approximate reading time: 1 Hour Approximate online time: 1 Hour You Must Be Signed In To View This Program. Register Today NFPA Documents Disclaimer- NFPA and other resource editions cited within the CFITrainer.Net site were current as of the release of the respective modules. The field of fire investigation and its guiding documents are constantly evolving and it is incumbent upon the fire investigator to remain up to date with the guidance in the current editions of the documents referenced in all modules on CFITrainer.Net, regardless of which edition was used in the writing of the module. Program Abstract This module will advise fire investigators on how to approach the fact-finding procedures necessary to determine, document and validate a hypothesis. You may think you have a clear-cut case, until a colleague or attorney asks "How do you know that?" and then it's obvious that a logical explanation of how and when you suspect a fire originated is not enough to make your case. Whether it's arson or not, your evidence is going to have to be validated. Even more importantly, going through a thorough validation process may actually end up disproving your original theory! In this module you will learn how to navigate the complex world of resources that are available to investigators.