ELIGIBILITY TO SIT FOR THE EXAMINATION
In order to ensure that only qualified members sit for the CMFI Examination, and must have a minimum of two hundred and fifty (250) points earned through any combination of the following:
Forty (40) points for a 4-year college degree (transcript required) and Twenty (20) points for a doctorate or equivalent postgraduate degree;
CERTIFICATION / AFFILIATION
Forty (40) points (maximum based on 10 points per recognized Fire Certifications) upon providing supporting documentation (e.g., IAMI, NAFI, CFEL, IAAI-CFI, State Fire Investigations designation, etc. Certifications must be in Fire Investigations related training.
LECTURES / INSTRUCTOR
Twenty (20) points (maximum) for courses or lectures taught in the field of Fire Investigations within the last five (5) years calculated at five (5) credits for each with a maximum of four (4).
PROFESSIONAL / EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
One Hundred (100) points (maximum) for experience calculated at ten (10) credits a year for up to ten (10) years in a field, directly or indirectly, related to Fire Investigations.
IAMI / OTHER TRAINING
One Hundred (100) points (maximum) for training, a minimum of Sixty (60) points of which must be from IAMI sponsored training. Attendance at an IAMI Annual Training Seminar is counted as Thirty (30) points (or 10 points per day for a Regional) for the purpose of sitting for the exam. Credit shall be given for attending Annual Training Seminars and Regional Training Seminars within the last five (5) years. Other non-IAMI subject related training shall be calculated at five (5) points each within the last five (5) years.
Points shall be claimed on the application to sit for the Examination. All supporting documentation must be submitted with the application. No exception to points required. Each category must be met.