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Latent Investigations - 45 Hours

Course Description

Course includes a review of chemistry of hazardous materials, types of explosives and their investigation, fire death/injury investigation, laboratory services and evidence handling, fire scene safety, investigation follow-up, sources of information.  Additional subjects covered include civil and criminal investigations, motives, arson for profit, and various arson sets and devices.

This course is required to be taught in a Traditional Classroom Delivery Method.



Additional Information and Instructor Qualifications: 

Florida Statutes (FS)/Florida Administrative Code (FAC)


  • Florida Fire Investigation Manual (2017) Printed by FSFC
  • Fire Investigator Principles & Practice to NFPA 921 and 1033 ISBN # 978-1284140743

(These books are utilized for 3 classes: Arson Investigation, Fire Investigation: Origin and Cause, and Latent Investigation)

Student Textbooks





This program is part of the following Certification(s)

Applicable CEU's (45 hours)

Inspector I and II

Instructor I, II, and III

Course Equivalency Process

(To determine eligibility of courses not listed in your FCDICE Student Account that you want to use towards a certification)

Course Fee

In-State: $75.00

Out-of-State: $185.00

(Prices vary for other providers)

FSFC Schedule and Registration

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