About Virginia Fire Marshal Academy

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 Course Descriptions

Virginia Fire Marshal Academy Application

2017 Basic Law Enforcement School ApplicationNEW!

VFMA Application Instructions

VFMA Basic Law Enforcement School Application NEW!

Civilian Entry for VFMA Schools

*Please Note as of June 1, 2017* – Code of Virginia §15.2-1705 defines the minimum qualifications for law enforcement officers within the Commonwealth.  There are specific categories and types of offenses that disqualify an individual from holding such a position.  This information is reproduced on the updated application.  Rather than submitting a criminal history / background check to VFMA, we are placing responsibility on the employing / sponsoring agency to conduct a criminal history / background check and certify that the applicant satisfies the stated criteria.  There is a signature block on the application for the Chief of Department or Chief Executive of the jurisdiction to certify this information.

VFMA School Schedule 2017

COURSE DATES LOCATION APPLICATION DEADLINE
Fire Inspector (NFPA 1031) Course July 10 – 28, 2017 Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue – Fire Training Bureau (1300 Thomas Street, Hampton, VA 23669) CLOSED
Fire Investigator (NFPA 1033) Course August 7 – September 1, 2017 Central VA Regional Emergency Services Training Center (613 Training Center Road Lynchburg, VA 24502)  CLOSED
Environmental Crimes August 21-25, 2017 Charlottesville Fire Department Headquarters (2420 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903) August 4, 2017
Basic Law Enforcement School  September 12 – November 17, 2017 Fort Pickett (Blackstone, VA) August 9, 2017 by 4:00 PM

Please send all general correspondence, including course applications, course requests and transcript audit requests to FMA@vdfp.virginia.gov.