Evidence Collection Technician
The Evidence CollectionTechnician Program is designed to verify an applicant's fundamental knowledge as measured against core job performance requirements of established professional qualifications standards and standard industry practices related to evidence collection on fire scenes. This measurement is not all inclusive of the incorporated professional standards sited but lays the foundation for measuring the holder’s fundamental ability to perform specific evidence collection tasks related to fire scene investigation at an acceptable level as measured against published acceptable practices.
The applicant must provide documentation of meeting minimum requirements including experience, training, and education. Upon approval they must successfully pass a comprehensive examination
A minimum of 18 months of general experience in a fire investigation related industry.
TRAINING EDUCATION: Minimum of 29 hrs of tested training.
Ethics Module (3 hours)
Scientific Method Module (3 hours)
NFPA 1033 and Your Career (2 Hours)*
The Practical Application of the Relationship Between NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921 (2 hrs)*
Documenting the Event Module (4 hours)
Introduction to Evidence Module (4 hours)
Physical Evidence at the Fire Scene (4 hours)
Evidence Examination: What happens at the Lab (4 hours)
DNA (3 hours)
* Replaces CFITrainer.Net - Fire and Explosion Investigations: Utilizing NFPA 1033 and 921 (4 hours)
COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICAL EXAMINATION:
Practical examinations are scheduled periodically throughout the year and will be listed under IAAI Training.
IAAI-ECT Designation RENEWAL:
A separate Certified Fire Investigator program (IAAI-CFI) is available through IAAI for those who are active as expert witnesses and have greater work experience.