March 29, 2018

Members of the Forensic Investigations Group Team vie for IAAI certifications

At the Forensic Investigations Group, we continually emphasize the importance of training and education to our team members. In 1986, the IAAI addressed a national concern by developing the Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI®) program. The IAAI-CFI® qualification is a standardized evaluation of a fire investigator’s training and expertise. Investigators applying for IAAI-CFI® certification must complete an extensive application requiring documentation, earn sufficient points for their achievements in education, training, and experience, and pass a comprehensive examination. Rick Jones, III and Greg Jackson have each submitted applications for the IAAI Certified Fire Investigator program and are awaiting approval to take the examination. The Evidence Collection Technician Program verifies an applicant’s fundamental knowledge as measured against core job performance requirements of established professional qualifications standards and standard industry practices related to evidence collection on fire scenes. 

This measurement is not all inclusive of the incorporated professional standards cited but lays the foundation for measuring the holder’s fundamental ability to perform specific evidence collection tasks related to fire scene investigation at an acceptable level as measured against published acceptable practices. Chloe Sicignano and Greg Jackson have both submitted applications for the Evidence Collection Technician certification to be facilitated at the IAAI ITC in Frisco, TX. We want to wish Rick, Greg, and Chloe the best of luck in their upcoming examinations.