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Virginia Fire Marshal Academy

Contact Information

1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059-4500
Phone Number: 804-249-1956
Fax: 804-371-3407

  Division Chief


  Deputy Chief Recertification)


Naomi Mottley
  Administrative Specialist II


J. D. Jenkins
  Pub Ed Coordinator


About the Division

Fighting to prevent and investigate the devastating effects of fire, 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 Courses

VFMA Course Descriptions
VFMA Application Form
VFMA Roll Call Sheet
Civilian Entry Instructions and Study Guide

Virginia Fire Marshal Academy Request Procedures

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Fire Marshal Academy at 804-249-1956 for more information.

Recertification Information

Inquiries regarding recertification hours or course requests shall be submitted in accordance with the VFMA Request Procedures.

NFPA 1031-1033 Recertification Requirements

VFMA On-Line Recertification Training Policy

Department of Housing and Community Development – http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/BuildingandFireCodesTraining/default.htm
Virginia Chapter – International Association of Arson Investigators – www.vaiaai.com
Virginia Fire Prevention Association – www.vfpa.org

All Students requesting retest must contact the VFMA office directly at 804.249.1956

*Please Note* - As of January 1, 2008 all students are required to complete a Criminal History check either through your local jurisdiction or through the Virginia State Police online form (SP-230). Click here to complete VSP Form. If you have already completed a criminal history check with your department with in the last 2 years, a letter from the department for our file will suffice.

    Please note:
  • 1033 Fire Investigator will be extending the hours from 3 weeks (120 hours) to 4 weeks (160 hours).
  • 1031 Fire Inspector will be extending the hours from 3 weeks (120 hours) to 4 weeks (160 hours).

VFMA School Schedule 2017

“Initial certification classes for Fire Inspector (NFPA 1031), Fire Investigator (NFPA 1033), and Basic Law Enforcement have been suspended until further notice. Please see the attached notification letter for additional information. This action does not affect continuing education training, Fire and Life Safety Education Training, or Environmental Crimes.” StateFireMarshal@vdfp.virginia.gov.

VFMA Training Suspension Notification
School Start End Location

Recertification Opportunities


Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2017