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Important News:


The Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit and the Connecticut Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators in cooperation with the Office of Education and Data Management proudly present:


The 20th Annual Advanced Fire Investigation School at the Connecticut Fire Academy 
April 29-30 and May 1-2 and May 6-8, 2014


Please see the linked announcement for more details.


Submit Completed Application to:
CT Chapter IAAI
P.O. Box 165
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Conference will be held on May 29th in West Hartford.  Hosted by OEDM and the Construction Institute.  Click here for details and  to register. 
Spring 2014 Career Development Schedule - March/April

Boilers and the IMC class scheduled for April 28 (9 am – noon) at Hatters Park Community Center in Danbury has been rescheduled for May 1 – same time and place. 


Spring 2014 Career Development Schedule - May/June


Directions to Career Development Classes and Class Handouts

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, develop annual training calendars based on new codes and high-priority topics.   Officials register for classes through OEDM’s administrative arm.


A team of office professionals tracks pre-accreditation training, credentialing criteria, continuing education credits, and conference registrations.  NFIRS and Burn Injury Reporting is supported by a processing technician who is solely responsible for managing data from 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.feedback@ct.gov

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