CFITrainer.Net® is designed to bring the resources of the more than 8000 members of the IAAI together with highly experienced media professionals to provide up to date, high quality training directly to the fire investigators throughout the world. Using internet connected computers in the workplace or home, fire investigators will have access to programs on a wide variety of topics related to the field of fire investigations. Additionally, CFITrainer.Net® will allow the IAAI to present live programs, or Webinars, on topics that are of immediate interest to the fire investigation community.
CFITrainer.Net® is a comprehensive system that allows participants to register for programs, track their progress as they complete educational modules, take online evaluation tests regarding the information in the modules and document their participation. The testing and documentation features are important to fire investigators who require credit for IAAI-CFI® certification. While CFITrainer.Net® will assist individuals seeking IAAI-CFI® certification, or recertification, the program is intended for and available to all fire investigators regardless of their level of training or certification.
The broad based training modules will assist fire investigators in meeting the topical areas contained in NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators .
A committee of highly respected IAAI leaders has been established to oversee the program and ensure that quality and content of materials included on CFITrainer.Net® is the best that is available and consistent with current treatises, including NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations .
Primary funding for CFITrainer.Net® is through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and The Insurance Committee for Arson Control are partnering with the IAAI in this very important effort.