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ECT Practicum June 19, 2017

Date: Jun 19, 2017
Location: Garston, Watford UK
Watford (United Kingdom)
Description: The International Association of Arson Investigators, Evidence Collection Technician program (IAAI-ECT) is a performance-based professional designation designed to verify the ability to correctly collect and document the various  types of evidence commonly encountered during the course of fire scene investigations.
The IAAI-ECT program is based on a combination of work experience and training.
The application process includes the documentation and verification of the following qualifications:
18 months of general experience in the fire investigation industry
Participation in seven fire scene investigations in which evidence was collected
Successful completion of required courses totaling 29 hours of training
The  program also includes a comprehensive practical examination that consists of a series of 10 “hands- on” practical exercises  designed to test an applicant’s ability to correctly collect a variety of evidentiary items that are commonly encountered during the course of a fire investigation. 
Applicants must pass all critical elements and achieve a minimum score on each of the 10 components of the practical testing.
This credentialing program was based on portions of the following professional documents and standard practices:
NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators, 2009 edition       
ASTM E1188-05, Standard Practice for Collection and Preservation of Information and Physical Items by a Technical Investigator
ASTM E1459 – 92 (Reapproved 2005), Standard Guide for Physical Evidence Labeling and Related Documentation–Evidence Collection Tool Box

Required training includes the following CFITrainer.Net modules:
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 Module (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-Updated 2009 (3 hours)
Application procedures and specific program requirements are available under the Professional Development/Evidence Collection Technician on
Acceptance will be based on application approval by the IAAI Training Manager.

IAAI-ECT Application and Information: ECT docs

Building Research Establishment
Garston, Watford
Hertforshire, UK WD25


Practical Examination: Monday, June 19, 2017
IAAI Member: £250.
Non - Member: £400.
Registration and Application must be approved in advance

All offerings are subject to cancellation and changes
Register: Please call IAAI at 800-468-4224 for registration information.