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New Requirements for Private Fire Investigators

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Private Fire Investigators


Private Fire Agency Investigator Employees

The following rules pertain to the licensing and regulation of Private Investigators and Private Fire Investigators. As many of you are already aware, private investigators have been required to be licensed since January 30, 2010.


What the following rules mean to private fire investigators is that effective March 30, 2014 all private fire investigators and private fire (agency) investigator employees must obtain a license to practice private fire investigations in the state of Missouri.

Please use the following link to access the proposed rules:


Forms and instruction letters are currently being worked on for private fire investigators and will be posted on the website as soon as possible. We will email when they are available.


PLEASE NOTE: This office cannot begin to accept applications and fees for the licensing of private fire investigators, private fire investigator agencies, private fire agency investigator employees until March 31, 2014.


Please contact our office if you have any questions.


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Missouri State Statute RSMo 324.1100 to RSMo 324.1148 requires Private Fire Investigators doing business in the State of Missouri to “provide evidence of active certification as a fire investigator issued by the division of fire safety”. To become a state certified fire investigator individuals must meet one of three requirements: 1)  successfully complete the Division’s fire investigator course and then obtain certification through the Division by passing the written and practical skills certification exams  2)  hold a current certification as a Fire Investigator by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety or 3) apply for Reciprocity with the Division of Fire Safety by providing verification of current certification as a Fire Investigator issued by a certifying entity which is accredited through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (Pro Board).

Reciprocity Information - Individuals holding current Fire Investigator Certification from another state, Canadian Province or the IAAI may apply for Reciprocity through the State of Missouri. A copy of a current IFSAC or Pro Board accredited certificate must be submitted along with the application.  The Application for Reciprocity is available on the Division of Fire Safety’s website at http://www.dfs.dps.mo.gov/dfstrngequiv_rec.htm.

 Missouri Fire Investigator Course Information - Those who do not meet the above requirements will need to attend the Missouri Division of Fire Safety’s 40-Hour Fire Investigator course and pass the required certification exams.

For more information about the attending a fire investigation course and the certification process please read the Fire Investigator Certification Guide located on our website at http://www.dfs.dps.mo.gov/dfstrnginv.htm. Please contact Kim Becker with the Division of Fire Safety at 573-522-2426 or kim.becker@dfs.dps.mo.gov if you have any questions regarding the prerequisite training requirements or the Fire Investigator Course.