Ill. Admin. Code tit. 41, § 141.334 - Fire Investigator

a) An Illinois Fire Investigator certification shall meet or exceed the qualifications identified in NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921.
b) Prerequisites
1) Engagement as Illinois fire protection personnel or employed by a local governmental agency or the Office, as attested by the chief of the candidate seeking certification;
2) Successful completion of a Fire Investigator course consisting of a minimum of 120 total instructional hours. The course shall be offered in 3 modules. Each module shall consist of a minimum of 40 instructional hours per module;
3) Passage of the State Written and Practical Examinations; and
4) Application for Certification.
c) Training documentation shall be maintained in the fire service personnel's training records at the employing department.
d) A qualified instructor for this level must be certified as Fire Service Instructor II and Fire Investigator. There shall be at least one instructor for every 6 students during State Practical Examination evolutions.
e) Fire department or individual reimbursement may be available for training costs for Fire Investigator as provided in Subpart E.
f) The course as set forth in Section 141.115 and the training facility as set forth in Section 141.100 must be approved by the Division.
g) Credit for an equivalent course will be approved by the Division when the equivalent course meets the requirements of Section 141.120.

Notes

Ill. Admin. Code tit. 41, § 141.334
Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 6594, effective 8/1/2017 Amended at 45 Ill. Reg. 11584, effective 8/31/2021 Amended at 47 Ill. Reg. 424, effective 1/1/2023

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