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ECT Practicum at ITC 2018 May 20, 2018

Date: May 20, 2018
Location: Frisco, TX
Frisco, TX (United States)
Description: The International Association of Arson Investigators, Evidence Collection Technician program (IAAI-ECT) is 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:
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 classes from CFITrainer.Net®

The  program includes a comprehensive practical examination that consists of a series of 10 “hands-on” practical exercises.  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 (Re-approved 2005), Standard Guide for Physical Evidence Labeling and Related Documentation

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 at
Acceptance will be based on application approval by the IAAI Training Manager.

Embassy Suites
Frisco, TX
Classroom: TBD

Instructor: Rick Jones IAAI-CFI
               Mike Dalton;IAAI-CFI


Practical Examinations: Sunday, May 20, 2018 starts promptly at:
AM - 0800hrs - 1200hrs
PM - 1300hrs - 1700hrs

IAAI Member: $200. USD (reduced rate for IAAI-ITC)
Non - Member: $490. USD
Application deadline: April 20, 2018
Registration/Application must be approved in advance.

Note the date and location of practicum you will be attending in spaces provided on the application.
You will be notified of your session assignment once your application is approved.

ITC-ECT Application
Deadline for applications: April 20, 2018

Meals are each individual's responsibility.
All IAAI offerings are subject to cancellation or changes.
Any cancellations must go through the IAAI Training Dept. to be applied toward a future IAAI course.