Virginia Fire Marshal Academy (VFMA)

The VFMA is a branch within the Virginia Department of Fire Programs responsible for the delivery of professional courses and development for public educators, fire inspectors, and fire investigators. Our branch delivers approximately 20 courses per year throughout the Commonwealth, including basic courses and professional development. The VFMA also is the approval conduit to certificate maintenance for NFPA 1031 and 1033 continuing education.

VFMA Course Descriptions

Course Application

Please send all correspondence and requests to FMA@vdfp.virginia.gov.

VFMA School Schedule 2021-2022

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

Course

Division

School Starts

School Ends

Communicating with Your Community

1

09/01/2021

09/01/2021

NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector II

1

09/13/2021

10/01/2021

Environmental Investigations

6

10/18/2021

10/22/2021

NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator

6

10/18/2021

11/12/2021

NFPA 1035 Fire Life Safety II

5

11/15/2021

11/18/2021

NFPA 1031 Bridge/Re-entry

7

01/10/2022

01/14/2022

NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator

5

01/24/2022

02/18/2022

Environmental Investigations

5

02/28/2022

03/04/2022

NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector II

2

02/28/2022

03/18/2022

Fire Marshal Law Enforcement School

1

03/28/2022

TBD

NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector II

6

04/11/2022

04/29/2022

Environmental Investigations

7

05/09/2022

05/13/2022

NFPA 1035 Fire Life Safety I

TBD

 

 

NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector II

1

06/13/2022

07/01/2022

NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator

1

07/11/2022

08/05/2022

Environmental Investigations

1

 

 

NFPA 1035 Fire Life Safety II

TBD

 

 

NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator

7

09/12/2022

10/07/2022

NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector II

5

10/17/2022

11/04/2022

Recertification Information

Continuing Education Requirements

Helpful Links

Department of Housing and Community Development

Virginia Chapter – International Association of Arson Investigators

Virginia Fire Prevention Association

VBCA Course Schedule