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IAAI-Evidence Collection Technician Practicum at FEC!

FEC will host a certification practicum for the IAAI-ECT certification in November 2018.

If you are interested in obtaining your IAAI-ECT certification, please visit

To become an IAAI-ECT, the applicant must meet the following requirements within the five years preceding the application:

  • Have a minimum of 18 months of general experience in a fire investigation related industry
  • Have collected 12 items of forensic evidence (must be supported with documentation)
  • Complete a minimum of 29 hours of tested training, including the following mandatory classes from CFITrainer.Net®:
    • DNA (3 hours)
    • Documenting the Event (4 hours)
    • Ethics and the Fire Investigator (3 hours)
    • Evidence Examination: What Happens at the Lab? (4 hours)
    • Introduction to Evidence (4 hours)
    • NFPA 1033 and Your Career (2 hours)
    • Physical Evidence at the Fire Scene (4 hours)
    • The Practical Application of the Relationship Between NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921 (2 hours)
    • The Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigation (3 hours)
  • Pass all critical elements and achieve a minimum score of 70% on each of the 10 components of a practical exam. Practical examinations are scheduled periodically throughout the year and will be listed on the training page.
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