I have been looking for a school that can certify me to become a fire inspector. I live in NC but don't really care where I end up. Does anyone know how long it takes to get certified to the point were you could actually get a job? Any help would be appreciated.
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02-28-2006, 12:52 AM #1point900Firehouse.com Guest
02-28-2006, 09:03 PM #2
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Talk to the insurance companies. They need a lot of arson investigators and they should know where you can get certified. There might be a good bit of competition for the job though. Good luck. The class is hard.
03-01-2006, 12:36 AM #3
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In Montgomery county (Md) there is a college that offers an arson investigation certificate. I am close friends with the person in charge of the program. She is always willing to help anyone who wants training!
03-01-2006, 05:21 PM #4
Are you interested in being a fire INSPECTOR or a fire INVESTIGATOR? There's a world of difference.
NFPA offers inspector certification for about $300 last I checked, which was about three years ago. States may have their own certification standards, but usually accept NFPA by reciprocity.
Can't help you in the investigator department.ullrichk
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03-02-2006, 01:08 AM #5point900Firehouse.com Guest
I'm looking to become an inspector, building code ect... I'll look into the NFPA course. Thanks for all the help.
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