Earning a professional certification gives you greater credibility on the job. It tells the world that you are a trained professional who has invested time and effort in a highly specialized field. As a leader in the development of NFPA 921, NAFI is a firm believer that establishing specific standards and a rigorous certification process will enhance the overall prestige and public image of professional fire investigators.
NAFI offers three certifications - our primary Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) program, and two advanced programs, the Certified Fire Investigation Instructor (CFII) and the Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI).
NAFI hosts various training seminars throughout the year to help our members gain the prerequisite knowledge for the certification process. Prior to testing, candidates must complete an application process and be a member in good standing of NAFI.
Created in 1982, the National Certification Board is the certifying body of NAFI. Since its inception, it has evaluated and certified thousands of fire and explosion investigators around the world. The certification activities of the National Certification Board have been recognized by the National Fire Protection Association's National Fire Code NFPA 921, entitled "Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.":
"The Association also originated and implemented the National Certification Board. Each year, the Board certifies fire and explosion investigators and fire investigation instructors. Through this program, those certified are recognized for their knowledge, training and experience and accepted for their expertise."