About VFMA

Fire Marshals serve as the law and code enforcement arm of the fire service. After receiving extensive training, fire inspectors and investigators are responsible for fire prevention, inspections and investigations. The Virginia Fire Marshal Academy recruits instructors to teach these extensive programs and organizes training classes that are held throughout the Commonwealth.

VFMA Courses

VFMA Course Descriptions
Virginia Fire Marshal Academy Application
Civilian Entry for VFMA Schools

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Fire Marshal Academy at 804-249-1956 for more information.

Recertification Information

Inquiries regarding re-certification hours or course requests shall be submitted in accordance with the VFMA Request Procedures.

Continuing Education Requirements

VFMA On-Line Recertification Training Policy

Department of Housing and Community Development

Virginia Chapter – International Association of Arson Investigators

Virginia Fire Prevention Association

All Students requesting retest must contact the Virginia Fire Marshal Academy at 804.249.1956.

*Please Note* – As of January 1, 2008 all students are required to complete a Criminal History check either through your local jurisdiction or through the Virginia State Police online form (SP-230). Click here to complete VSP Form. If you have already completed a criminal history check with your department with in the last 2 years, a letter from the department for our file will suffice.

VFMA School Schedule 2017

Environmental Crimes – CANCELED April 3-7 Arlington
Environmental Crimes August 21-25 Albemarle

“Initial certification classes for Fire Inspector (NFPA 1031), Fire Investigator (NFPA 1033), and Basic Law Enforcement have been suspended until further notice. Please see the attached notification letter for additional information. This action does not affect continuing education training, Fire and Life Safety Education Training, or Environmental Crimes.”  StateFireMarshal@vdfp.virginia.gov.

VFMA Training Suspension Notification