Fire Investigation Training

The Michigan Department of State Police has been offering training for Fire Investigators since 1980 and has trained over 2000 investigators. Successful applicants come from law enforcement officers, public safety officers, and firefighters.

Our training program is accredited through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard). We are one of only 22 entities worldwide that are accredited by ProBoard for fire investigation training. Training meets the standards within the National Fire Protection Association standard 1033.


In late 2011 a shift in public funding eliminated the use of state funding for the training program. In response, the Department made the decision to continue to offer fire investigation training on a full tuition basis. Our primary focus will concentrate on the accredited training program. The following schools are scheduled:

The Fire Investigation I School will provide investigators classroom lecture and hands-on training.

  • October 11-22, 2021 in Grandville, MI

  • November 1-12, 2021 in Grandville, MI

Applicants must request approval in MI-TRAIN and submit the CID-005 - Fire Investigation Training Application prior to the application deadline.  After the application deadline, applicants will be notified and provided further information.

The Fire Investigation II School will provide investigators with a solid foundation of fire investigation skills.  A variety of methods and resources will be utilized to facilitate learning, including classroom lecture and live demonstration. 

  • 2022 Dates TBD


If you have any questions, please contact:

Ms. Heather Maynard

D/F/Lt. Trever Slater