2022 CFEI TRAINING 601 584 Doug Lowther



May 9 – 13, 2022

A Link with specific Instructions will be provided to all registrants closer to the date.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

“Grimsby Fire Regional Training Centre will be screening attendees each day for COVID-19 symptoms.”

Proof of Vaccination (QR) will be required.”

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator

The Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator Training portion of the program will focus on proper investigation techniques as outlined in the NFPA 921 Guide.  Students will participate in classroom instruction followed by scene reviews of fire-damaged property. Please review the program objectives and topics below.

On May 13, 2022, examinations will be available for applicants that have pre-registered with NAFI.

With your passing grade, you will be recognized as a certified fire and explosion investigator and entitled you to use the CFEI professional designation.

The National Certification Program Objectives:

  • Recognize Qualified Fire and Explosion Investigators.
  • Serve as a National Certification Registry and Clearinghouse for identifying qualified fire and explosion investigators.
  • Provide an established system to compare the various qualifications of those engaged in fire and explosion investigation.
  • Promote excellence in the Training, Education, and Conduct of fire and explosion investigators.
  • Provide a system by which equally qualified investigators specializing in the various disciplines of fire and explosion investigation will have immediate acceptance as “Experts”.
  • Provides Educational Hour requirements for Certification

The National Certification Program Topics:

  • Dynamics of Fire Investigation
  • Chemistry and Physics of Fire Behavior
  • Science of Fire Dynamics
  • Basic and Advanced Fire Pattern Analysis
  • Fire/Explosion Scene Investigation Techniques
  • Diagramming of the Fire and Explosion Scene
  • Collection and Preservation of Evidence
  • Origin Determination
  • Evaluation of Fire Causes – Failure Analysis
  • Determination of Electrical Fire Causes
  • Explosion Dynamics and Scene Investigation
  • Effective Fire Case Testimony

Advanced Fire Investigation Training Program

This portion of the program will feature guest lecturers working in the private and public sectors. The presenters will provide students with information covering topics such as investigation of death caused by fire, post fire vehicle identification, trends in fire loss litigation, drug labs and other relevant topics for those investigating fire losses.

This program will provide 32 hours of ongoing professional education and training hours towards maintaining maintain your existing CFEI designation.

Advanced Fire Investigation Training Program Fee & Registration:

The program fee of CAD $900.00 includes the 4-day program, course material, a copy of NFPA 921, lunches and IAAI swag.

To register for the program, please direct an email with the subject IAAI Request for Participation to chris@leadingedgecs.ca and include the following:

  • First and Last name of attendee
  • Name of Employer
  • Email address
  • Contact number
  • Course only registration


  • Course and Exam registration

In response to your Request for Participation, we will email an invoice to you, along with a link so you can issue payment via Credit Card or PayPal.

NOTE: Seats for the course are limited. Your participation is not secure until payment is received.

CFEI Examination Fee & Registration:

In order to write the CFEI examination, you must become a member of NAFI and apply for the CFEI examination. IAAI Ontario must receive all documents and payments before Friday, March 25, 2022 in order for you to qualify to write the CFEI examination. In turn, we will direct your documentation to NAFI. 

Please follow these steps: 

1. You must be a NAFI member to apply for the CFEI certification. Please go online to https://www.nafi.org/join/ and apply for membership. Your NAFI membership should be approved in 24 hours and NAFI will email you your NAFI membership number. You will need to write your membership number in the CFEI application. 

2. Visit www.nafi.org and complete the following steps:

a. Select “Forms” at the top of the page 

b. Select “CFEI Guidelines and Application” 

c. Review application process 

d. Verify you qualify to write the examination 

e. Complete the application, ensuring it is complete and accurate. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

fPay attention to the minimum and maximum credits allowed/required in each section. 

g. Only applicants with credits above 120 will be allowed to sit for the exam. 120-149 credits may be granted a provisional CFEI.     Credits about 150 may be granted the full CFEI. 

h. Once complete, print and sign this completed CFEI package. 

3. Complete the Credit card authorization page and NAFI will charge you the USD $125.00 (non-refundable CFEI application fee) and attach to the CFEI package prepared in Step 2. 

4 Submit your completed CFEI Package and NAFI payment to:

Chris Jolliffe

c/o Leading Edge Claims Services

78 Highway 20 West, PO Box 1399

Fonthill, Ontario

L0S 1E0

“Private and Confidential”

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please direct your inquiry to: chris@leadingedgecs.ca or call: 905 329 7186

IAAI Ontario will:

  • Forward all completed membership applications, CFEI applications and fees to the NAFI National Certification Board on your behalf.
  • Receive an examination for each successful applicant.
  • Host the CFEI examination at Grimsby Regional Training Centre on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Accommodation & Meals:

All participants are responsible for their own accommodations, breakfast, and dinner. IAAI Ontario has reserved hotel room blocks under “IAAI – Ontario Chapter”. Rooms are available until April 9th, 2022.

We recommend the following nearby accommodations:

  • Casablanca Winery Inn, Grimsby (Approx. 10-12 min drive)
    • Room rate is $105 per night plus HST
    • Call to reserve at 905 309 7171
  • Sandman Hotel, Hamilton (Approx. 15-20 min drive)
    • Group Code: 120995
    • Room rate is $129 per night plus HST
    • Call to reserve at 1 – 800 – SANDMAN

On behalf of IAAI Ontario, we look forward to seeing you in May!

Seminar Sign Up

  • Please identify the full name, email address, and cell contact number for each participant.
  • Please fill out the form below to register. Once complete and reviewed by the IAAI Ontario, you will receive an invoice at the email you list below. You can pay by Credit Card or PayPal once you receive that invoice.

    NOTE: Seats for the course are limited. Your participation is not secure until payment is received.