Basic Arson Investigator - Southwestern Illinois College

2021 Class has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Next class will be scheduled for Spring of 2022. Date to be announced at a later date.

Application, Requirements and Course Information

Admission Procedures for the Basic Arson Investigator Course

This course is for firefighters (not law enforcement officers) seeking state certification as Arson Investigators. 


Tuition is $2283 and does not include transportation, housing, or meals.  Attendees may pay the tuition fee personally, but must be enrolled by the training officer or other command officer from their agency and meet the below requirements.


  • Be employed by a local agency or office  
  • Be a graduate of Fire Investigations Modules 1, 2 and 3
  • Have a valid Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification card

Course Length

200 Hours

BAI 2021

Application Deadline   TBD
Week 1       TBD
Week 2 (Range Week)  TBD
Week 3  TBD
Week 4   TBD
Week 5  TBD

Contact information

Office: 618-222-5396
Fax: 618-236-1094
Address: 2500 Carlyle Ave. Belleville, IL 62221