Our 2017 International Advanced Fire Investigation Training Program explores the relationship between the requirements of NFPA 1033 and the science of NFPA 921. For more than 25 years, NAFI has been there since day one at the forefront of the development of NFPA 921. Look to NAFI for superior training and technical resources.

The Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators, NFPA 1033, mandates that an investigator have up-to-date training in 16 areas. This International Advanced Fire, Arson and Explosion Training Program hits all 16 and how they relate to NFPA 921, This program features advanced lectures in Applied Fire Dynamics, Electrical, Interview Techniques and many others. Lectures are dynamic, compelling and USEFUL. Students are presented a mix of both advanced theory and its practical applications.

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.

CFEI Recertification

This program completely satisfies the NAFI CFEI recertification requirements. No need to sit for the CFEI exam again, unless you are more then one year past due on your Re-cert

This year's program is Organized by Investigations Institute/Fire Seminar and Sponsored by NAFI & IAFI.

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 August 4, 2017, may also be taken separately from the main four-day program.

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The CFEI exam will be offered to qualified applicants on Thursday afternoon.

Conference Fees

A single $50.00 discount is available for NAFI Members, Early Registration or Multiple Registrations. Conference fees include all course materials on a thumb drive, daily breakfast (when you book your room at the Hilton in our block), and a welcome party. Fees DO NOT include lodging.


Certification Exams

During this conference the following certification exams will be offered.


Monday, July 31

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcoming Remarks – Ron Hopkins
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM Methodology of Fire Investigation – Wayne Chapdelaine
10:45 AM – 12:30 AM Photography and Diagramming– Nick Smith
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 3:45 PM Patterns Analysis – Greg Gorbett
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Hazardous Materials – William Hicks
6:00 PM Welcome Party

Tuesday, August 1

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Fire Dynamics and Pattern Development – Greg Gorbett
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Computer Fire Modeling – Jason Sutula
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Interview Techniques – Wayne Chapdelaine
7:00 PM NAFI Membership General Meeting

Wednesday, August 2

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Fire Suppression Systems – William Hicks
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM– Fire Related Deaths – Jason Sutula
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Explosion Dynamics – Ron Hopkins

Thursday, August 3

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Brian Henry – Legal Discussion
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM – Mick Beasley
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CFEI Exam


Friday, August 4

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM CFII Registration
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CFII – Ron Hopkins


Conference Details

Fees for the Training Program should be prepaid by check, or credit card. Prepaid fees are fully refundable up until July 7, 2017; thereafter, individual registrants may be substituted, but refunds will not be made.

This 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 July 21, 2017, will be charged a $200 “No-Show” fee.

The training program will be held at the Hilton - Tampa Airport Westshore. A special group block rate of $119 has been arragnged with the hotel on a first come basis. The hotel phone number and address are as follows: 813-877-6688 - 2225 North Lois Ave, Tampa, FL, 33607.

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About the Hilton - Tampa Airport Westshore

Book online through the hotel's website or by phone at 813-877-6688 and use the discount code "FIRE17" to enjoy a special attendees-only room rate of $119.00

2225 North Lois Ave | Tampa, FL 33607

Optional Textbooks

For advanced shipment of these materials please order them directly from the NAFI store.

        NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, 2017 ed. (available for pick up only unless ordered through the NAFI store)
        NFPA 1033 - Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators, 2014 ed. (available for pick up only unless ordered through the NAFI store)
        CFEI Study Guide - PDF Format (will be emailed)
        Printed Course Materials (no advanced shipment 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
  • NFPA 1033: 2014 Edition - A must for your library. $35.00
  • NFPA 921 - Edition 2017 - Newest Edition of NFPA 921 $100.00
  • Printed Program Materials - For Conference Attendees Only $50.00