Fire Investigator utilizes NFPA 1033 Standard for Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications (2017) to provide the qualifications for State Fire Training’s Fire Investigator Certification. These qualifications are documented in the Fire Investigator Certification Training Standards (CTS)(PDF). State Fire Training coordinated the development of the CTS guide, certification, and associated curriculum. The Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) recommended these standards and qualifications for adoption by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).

Certification Information

Fire Investigator is the only certification level in the California Investigator professional certification series. The requirements for this certification can be found in the SFT Procedures Manual. The Fire Investigator Implementation Plan (PDF) was developed to provide detailed information regarding how and when the transition to this new certification will go into effect. To apply for this certification, please review and complete the documentation below.

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