National Association of Fire Investigators

March 13-16, 2017 in Richmond, KY 2017 National Fire Investigation Training Program



Accepting names for wait list, call for more information 941-359-2800

This year Investigations Institute/Fire Seminar is bringing you a brand new learning experience. Sponsored by NAFI, IAFI and Eastern Kentucky University on March 13-16, 2017, participants will have the opportunity to take advantage of EKU's state of the art facilities and receive "hands on" learning. This modular learning style will allow participants: a smaller, more intimate learning experience and more in-depth instruction on less topics. 

Morning lectures by internationally recognized authorities, 6 instructor-lead interactive stations and a full day investigating pre-burned compartments. 

This program is suitable both for newer investigators and for more advanced students.

Nowhere else can the fire and explosion investigator meet and learn from these acknowledged experts in their fields, all gathered together for one training program. The program will focus on proper investigative techniques as outlined in NFPA Fire Code 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

This program completely satisfies the CFEI recertification requirements.

 Again For 2017!

Electronic Seminar Handouts No more heavy books. The seminar materials will be distributed on a Flash Drive. Printed handouts are available for $50 (pre-order) or $100 (at the conference). Printed books will be distributed on the first day of class.

Special 1-Day Post-Program Advanced Course $250.00

Certified Fire Investigation Instructor (CFII)
This course centers on instructor methodology as it relates to the field of fire investigation.

The certification examination will be held at the end of this one-day training program. .

The special one-day post-program seminar, offered on March 17, 2017, may also be taken separately from the main four-day program.




Conference Fees

A single $50.00 discount is available for NAFI Members, Early Registration or Multiple Registrations. Conference fees include all course materials. Fees DO NOT include lodging.


Certification Exams

During this conference the following certification exams will be offered.


Mon - Wed: March 13-15, 2017

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM -- Plenary Presentation

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM -- Stations

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM -- Stations

Station Topics to Include:

Fire Behavior


Systems Lab


Fire Patterns/HFVA

Fire Dynamics

Thursday; March 16, 2017

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM -- Burn Building

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM -- Burn Building

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- CFEI Exam

Friday: March 17, 2017

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM -- CFII Course

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- CFII exam



Conference Details

This year's program will be held In the Ashland Building on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Special room rates have been arranged with the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Richmond on a first come basis.

Fees for the Training Program should be prepaid by check or credit card and must be prepaid by March 6, 2017. Prepaid fees are fully refundable up until February 13, 2017; thereafter, individual registrants may be substituted, but refunds will not be made. Your registration is NOT a reservation but a commitment to attend and pay for the Training Program. Registrants who do not cancel or transfer their registration by March 6, 2017, will be charged a $200 “No-Show” fee.

About the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Richmond

Book online through the hotel's website or by phone at 1 859 624 4055 to enjoy a special attendees-only room rate of $115.00

1990 Colby Taylor Drive | Richmond, KY 40475
Eastern Kentucky University

Optional Textbooks

CFEI Study Guide is available for purchase at a cost of $14.00 and will be emailed in Adobe PDF format.

Electronic Seminar Handouts. No more heavy books. The seminar materials will be distributed on a Flash Drive.

NFPA 921 & NFPA 1033 current editions will be available for purchase at the training program. No pre-sales available.

Optional Materials

The following supplemental material are available for pre-order. You may select these items on your registration form.

  • CFEI Practice Exam & Study Guide - Prepare for the CFEI Exam $14.00

Conference Forms