CPD Accreditation Scheme

The UK-AFI runs a CPD accreditation scheme where we provide accreditation to third-party training events. Where CPD activity promotes the Objectives of the UK-AFI, by:

  1. Developing and maintaining good practice in the investigation of  fire and arson by ensuring the highest professional standards of competence, or
  2. Developing technical knowledge in fire and arson investigation techniques and procedures and making knowledge available to professionals, service providers and the public.

CPD providers can seek accreditation from UK-AFI for four different types of activity:

  • Instructor-led training or course
  • On line course
  • Speaker
  • Event


A provider wishing to seek accreditation is required to complete a submission form as well as provide any additional information and specified documentation that may be required in support of the submission.

The accreditation process considers the type of activity, the learning experience and the learning outcomes.

Successful applications will incur a £100.00 administration charge that will be invoiced following the processing of the application. The administration charge will be waived where events are free to attend, or they offer a discounted rate to members of the UK-AFI.

Where CPD hours are formally validated by the UK-AFI, event organisers are permitted to display their assigned UK-AFI CPD logo (including the activity hours within and a unique reference number) on certificates, programmes or advertising materials.  An example of the Accredited CPD Activity logo is shown below.

Validated CPD will be issued for the specific event as referenced in the original application.

Where a validated CPD event is repeated within a one-year period the administration charge will be waived for each repeat event, providing there are no amendments to the content and schedule from that declared in the original application.

Training providers will collate and retain a register of deelagtes and learner feedback forms.

Any individual or company wishing to confirm the validity of a UK-AFI CPD accreditation should submit their query in writing to [email protected], referencing the training provider and the unique reference number that appears on the CPD logo relating to their query.

The UK-AFI CPD Accrediation Policy details all of the Terms and Conditions of the programme, it can be viewed HERE.

We are in the process streamlining the application process via this website. The current application form that we have been using to date can be accessed HERE.

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