The Forensic Fire Investigator Certificate is designed to give graduates a recognized credential that can translate into greater recognition within their respective field. After completing the six required courses offered through the Texas Forensic Science Academy, graduates will have an understanding of criminal fire investigation from basic to advanced documentation, evidence collection and processing, procedures for fire death investigation, and effective courtroom testimony.

Required Courses

Forensic Technician (Crime Scene Investigation & Latent Print Processing)
Courtroom Testimony
Forensic Photography I
Forensic Photography II
Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation
Fire Investigator (NFPA 1033)

Once all 6 courses have been completed, applicants should confirm they meet all certificate requirements using the Forensic Fire Investigator Application and return to the TEEX Law Enforcement & Security Training division. Eligibility of each candidate will be reviewed and email notification of decision will be sent.

Forensic Fire Investigator

Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended
Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
FSA100 Forensic Technician Quick View Course Description

FSA101 Forensic Photography I Quick View Course Description

FSA112 Forensic Photography II Quick View Course Description

FSA116 Foundations of Forensic Photography Quick View Course Description

FSA117 Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation Quick View Course Description

FSA118 Foundations of Courtroom Testimony Quick View Course Description

FSA119 Courtroom Testimony Practical Applications Quick View Course Description

INV100 Fire Investigator Phase I Quick View Course Description


I have learned so many things that I have been wanting to know. Its like you were in my head when you wrote the course!

— Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes
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