Fire Investigation Technician (FIT)

Performance Standard

NFPA 1033, 2022 Standard for Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications

NFPA 1033

After successful completion of this course candidates will receive the Fire Investigator Technician Fire and Rescue Commission IFSAC Certification. 

*NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator Technician Certification is also eligible for recipients to gain ProBoard accreditation. To gain ProBoard accreditation, applicant must complete the ProBoard application under 'Certifications' on their OSFM 24 profile. 

Reference Material

Jones and Bartlett - Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition
ISBN: 9781284247053 | © 2022 | 480 pages


The candidate must be at least 18 years of age.

The candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).

The candidate must have a signed letter from their department head of their sponsoring agency.

TIMS (FIP 7000)

Successful completion of the following classes from CFI

  • Basic Electricity
  • Documenting the Event
  • Ethics and Fire Investigators
  • Fire Investigator Scene Safety
  • Scientific Method


Fire Investigation Technician (FIT) is an internal request, Direct Delivery only course. 

FIT certification course offerings can be found on the Fire Rescue Training Schedule. Search Course TRD0042 - NFPA 1003 Fire Investigation Technician

Fire Investigation Technician TRD0042 80


FIT Course Brochure