In conjunction with the Illinois Law
Enforcement Training and Standards Board Southwestern
Police Academy has tentatively scheduled the Basic Arson
Investigator course. This course
is for firefighters (not law enforcement officers) seeking
state certification as Arson Investigators. Tuition is $2283
and does not include transportation, housing, or meals. Attendees may pay the tuition fee
personally, but must be enrolled by the training officer or
other command officer from their agency and meet the
Certification of an Arson Investigator does not
automatically qualify one to carry a firearm. Firearm
possession for Arson Investigators is based upon approval of
the investigator’s fire or police chief or home rule
ordinance. For questions regarding this issue, contact your
jurisdiction’s legal advisor.
Southwestern Police Academy will verify all enrollee’s
certifications and employment through the Illinois State
Fire Marshal’s office prior to the beginning of the course.
Anyone not approved by Illinois State Fire Marshal’s
office may not attend this course.
successful completion of the course, the attendee may submit
for certification to the Office of the State Fire Marshal as
an Arson Investigator.