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Evidence Collection Technician (ECT) Practicum
November 27, 2020 (Update: September 2020) It is now moved to November 26, 2021.
Update: June 2021, it is now moved to November 25, 2022.


In conjunction with the Fall FIAA National Wildfire Investigation Workshop, the FIAA will be hosting an ECT practicum.
Scott Hanelt confirmed as Facilitator.
The ECT Practicum is a comprehensive practical examination that consists of a series of 10 ”hands-on” practical exercises designed to test an applicant’s ability to correctly collect a variety of evidentiary items that are commonly encountered during the course of a fire investigation.
Applicants must pass all critical elements and achieve a minimum score on each of the 10 components of the practical testing.
Registration for the Evidence Collection Technician (ECT) Practicum is separate from the Wildland Fire Investigation Workshop registration.
The FIAA – ECT registration involves a “2 step” process. (NOTE: This offering has limited space for ONLY 10 candidates)
Step 1. Ensure you have the required ECT prerequisites and Register for testing with the IAAI:

Ensure that you meet all certification requirements and have completed ALL required CFI trainer.net training modules.
Refer to the following IAAI web page for further information;

Next, you must now submit an ECT application to the IAAI for vetting and authorization to participate in the FIAA offering of the ECT practicum. To do so, complete ECT application found at;
https://customer28914e799.portal.membersuite.com/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=6af89ed2-0078-c0a8-4e25-0b439ba0bdc1 , submit your application and remit the IAAI $200 (USD) application / vetting fee.
To ensure your seat is reserved for the testing date, you MUST NOW also complete Step 2 of the registration process.
Step 2. FIAA registration:

To reserve your seat for the testing date, complete the FIAA ECT Practicum registration and pay your $75.00 (CAD) administration fee online at www.fiaa.ca Registration Deadline: November 4, 2022.

Once your IAAI ECT application has been approved, FIAA will be notified that you are eligible for testing.
The FIAA will be providing morning coffee and pastries as well as lunch on the ECT Practicum day.
Holiday Inn and Suites Edmonton Airport and Conference Centre
1100 – 4 Street Nisku, AB
A block of rooms has been reserved for course participants. Call 780-979-0839 and reference “FIAA” prior to
November 4, 2022, to confirm your rate of $105/night (+ taxes) (includes breakfast)
Practicum Location:
Holiday Inn and Suites Edmonton Airport and Conference Centre – Glacier 1, 2 and 3 rooms
1100 – 4 Street Nisku, AB

08:00 – 17:00
Registration @ 07:30

Register to the 2022 Evidence Collection Technician Practicum by clicking here, or, if you are having trouble registering contact Glenda at 780.497.8610.


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