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Fire Investigator


To receive the Fire Investigator I Certificate of Competency, the applicant must submit the required Application for Testing (Form DFS-K4-1438), the current processing fee (Form DFS-K-1019), the Personal Inquiry Waiver (Form DFS-K4-1020) and documentation of successful completion of the following courses:

  • Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (Meyer) (3rd edition)
  • Private Fire Protection & Detection Systems (2nd edition) (IFSTA)
  • Building Construction for the Fire Service (3rd edition) (Francis L. Brannigan)
  • Fire Investigation (Kirk) (5th edition)

The current fee information can be found with the Fire Investigator I Application, and test dates and locations can be found on the Testing Schedule.


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