National Association of Fire Investigators

June 4-7, 2018 in Georgetown, KY 2018 Vehicle Fire Investigation Training Program


Registration is now closed. This Program will be offered again in the Fall of 2019.

The 10th Vehicle Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation Science and Technology Seminar is designed to meet the training requirements for the Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator Certification Program established by the National Certification Board. The investigation of fires and explosions in motor vehicles is a specialized aspect of fire investigation requiring specific knowledge and expertise. Our panel of NAFI instructors will present illustrated lectures covering such topics as:

  • Basic Vehicle Operation
  • Vehicle Research
  • Information Sources
  • Electrical Systems
  • Scene Documentation
  • Vehicle Documentation
  • Fuel Systems
  • Vehicle Fuels
  • Vehicle Accident Documentation
  • Use of Computer Programs
  • Post-crash Fuel Fed Fires
  • FMVSS Standards
  • SAE Standards
  • “Black Box” Crash Data Retrieval
  • “Hands-On” Field Examinations
  • Staged Vehicles & Live Burns
  • Case Evaluation of Stage Vehicles
  • Vehicle Recalls - Service Bulletins
  • Vehicle Products Liability

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.

This program’s focus is on proper investigation techniques for motor vehicles as outlined in the Motor Vehicle Fires chapter of NFPA Fire Code 921- Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

This year's program is Organized by Investigations Institute and Sponsored by NAFI.

CFEI and CVFI Examinations

The CFEI examination will be offered by the National Certification Board in conjunction with this NAFI sponsored training program. In order to take the examination, the applicant must be a member of NAFI and should submit a completed CFEI application to the National Office. Every applicant must meet the requirements of the National Certification Board and must pay an additional $75.00* fee. (This is a $50 discount off the regular fee).

The CVFI examination will be offered at the end of this NAFI sponsored training program. In order to take the examination, the applicant must be a member of NAFI and a CFEI and should submit a completed CVFI application to the NAFI Office. Every applicant must meet the requirements of the National Certification Board and must pay an additional $75.00* fee.

Registrants may sit for both exams.

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. Fees DO NOT include lodging.


Certification Exams

During this conference the following certification exams will be offered.


Optional Textbooks

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

  • NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations (no advanced shipment)  $100.00
  • NFPA 1033 - Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators (no advanced shipment) $35.00
  • CFEI Study Guide - PDF Format (Emailed) $14.00
  • Printed Course Materials (no advanced shipment) $50.00

Conference Details

This year's training program will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Georgetown. All field day activited will be held at the Scott County Fire Department Training Grounds. Transportation will NOT be provided to and from the training grounds.

All invoices are due upon receipt. Prepaid fees are fully refundable up until May 17, 2018; 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 carry a balance due may have their registration cancelled if you we go on a Waiting List after being sold out.

Special room rates of $120.00 per night (single or double) have been arranged at the Hilton Garden Inn Georgetown. This rate is on a first come basis and the hotel will likely sell out. The special room rate is available until May 17, 2018 or until sold out, which ever comes first. Hotel reservations should be made by calling 1-502-863-0099.

*By Submitting your registration you agree to be included in the training program participant list.

About the Hilton Garden Inn Georgetown

Book online through the hotel's website or by phone at 1-502-863-0099 and use the discount code "AFI" to enjoy a special attendees-only room rate of $120.00

110 Grandstand Dr. | Georgetown, KY 40324

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

Conference Forms