The International Association of Arson Investigators® (IAAI®) is an international professional association of more than 10,000 fire investigation professionals, united by a strong commitment to suppress the crime of arson through professional fire investigation.

Our Vision

The IAAI shall continue to serve as the global resource for those working in and associated with the fire, arson, and explosion investigation profession with respect to fire safety and prevention; arson investigation, determination, and prosecution; and fire loss claims and litigation.

Our Mission

The IAAI shall provide active support to fire, arson, and explosion investigation professionals through leadership in education, training, professional development, certification, networking, advocacy, and the provision of resources.
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Our Aims

The IAAI is committed to:

Bringing together for mutual benefit those public officials and private persons engaged in fire and explosion investigation, fire prevention, fire loss reduction, and arson prosecution;


Cooperating with public agencies and private organizations to further the advancement of fire and explosion investigation through the development and implementation of education and training programs, the administration of professional certifications, the promotion and facilitation of research, the exchange of scientific and technical information and resources, and the encouragement of networking among industry professionals


Maintaining high professional standards of conduct among members, and to continually strive to eliminate all factors which interfere with the administration of justice.

All IAAI Members are required to uphold the IAAI Code of Ethics

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Join IAAI today to take advantage of member-only rates on credential applications/renewals, receive Fire & Arson Investigator journal (Active, Associate, Life), access the exclusive member directory, receive discounts on IAAI ITC and in-person courses including IAAI’s exclusive Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony Course, and member benefits.


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