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The Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit, in cooperation with the Connecticut Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the Connecticut Office of Education & Data Management, is pleased to announce the 2015 Vehicle Fire Investigation School


The 2015 Vehicle Fire Investigation School Announcement and Application can be found HERE


The school will be held on September 23, 24 & 25, 2015.  The application deadline is August 14, 2015



OEDM is happy to announce the next Training Program (with Examination) for Building Code Enforcement Licensure.  The Application deadline is August 3rd, 2015.


Pre-Licensure Training Program (T and Th: September 8, 2015 - April 28, 2016)


Click here for an Application for the program.



OEDM is pleased to announce the fall Certification Training Program for 2015. Application deadline for the Fire Investigator Module and the Fire Code Inspector Module is July 13, 2015.  OEDM will consider applications from candidates who are sponsored by an appointing authority as well as from candidates who are not sponsored by an appointing authority.  Preference will be given to individuals who will be appointed to a jurisdiction upon successful completion of the Fire Code Inspector and Fire Investigator modules and examinations. 


Fire Code Inspector Module (M, W and F:  September 9 - November 23, 2015)

Fire Investigator Module (T and Th:  September 15 - November 24, 2015) 

Fall 2015 Certification Class Application


About Us

The Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM) is responsible for training and accrediting Building and Fire Code Officials, as well as providing code-related instruction to individuals in the allied trade professions and managing the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) for Connecticut. Professional trainers work closely with members of the Office of State Fire Marshal and Office of the State Building Inspector to develop and teach training curricula that is timely and relevant.

Individuals who wish to become licensed Building Inspectors or certified Fire Officials must pass qualifying examinations.  These exams are developed and administered through the OEDM Testing Unit.   Prior to admittance to an exam, preparatory training programs are offered in both content areas.  These programs run from 18 days to 60 days in length, depending on the accreditation desired.


Once licensure or certification is achieved, Building and Fire Officials are required by statute to earn continuing education credits to maintain accreditation. OEDM, in conjunction with the Deputy State Fire Marshal, State Building Inspector and Joint Training Council, develops annual training calendars based on new codes and high-priority topics.   Officials register for classes through OEDM’s administrative arm.

Our office tracks pre-accreditation training, credentialing criteria, continuing education credits, and conference registrations, and managed NFIRS and Burn Injury Reporting for all 256 fire jurisdictions in the state and all reporting health care providers. 


Contact Information

Business Hours:   Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST/ESDT

Office :   (860) 713-5522

Fax :      (860) 713-7426

Address :   

Department of Administrative Services                                                      

Office of Education and Data Management

165 Capitol Avenue, Room 431

Hartford, CT  06106 

Email:  oedm@ct.gov

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