IAFCI Certifications 

Members of the IAFCI please refer to the Members Only Site -Training and Education for more information on how to get started on your certification process.

In the fast-paced world of fraud, financial, and cyber crimes investigations, it takes a dedicated, educated and experienced investigator to investigate and resolve complex criminal investigations. Certification demonstrates that you are up to the task.

Obtaining a certification in the areas of financial crimes, cyber crimes and/or digital forensics, validates the investigative skills and knowledge that you have achieved and communicates that message to your co-workers, peers, and current and future employers.

The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators Certification Programs are considered one of the most respected certifications in the field.

With certification, IAFCI members are recognized leaders in their agencies and institutions and fields of interest. Certification may also lead to opportunities in becoming expert witnesses in criminal prosecutions as well as opportunities in placement and advancement in your career path. In addition, academic institutions, law enforcement agencies and private sector companies are looking for these qualities in employees that can only be demonstrated through certification.

The IAFCI offers certifications in three distinct areas of financial crimes, cyber crimes, and digital forensics.

 CERTIFICATIONS:

Certification demonstrates advancement of job knowledge and skills. It provides a basis for trusting an investigator’s work and provides a model for others to follow. Skilled investigators become leaders promoting best practices in the investigative field. And, testing generates new standards and disproves old ones.

WHY CERTIFY?

  • Validates & Strengthens investigative skills and knowledge
  • Enhances professionalism
  • Strengthens education
  • Demonstrates expertise
  • Illustrates dedication to the field
  • Provides opportunity for advancement
  • provides a professional edge for potential employment

IAFCI CERTIFICATION BROCHURE

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL CRIMES INVESTIGATOR (CFCI)

     CFCI Certification is exclusively to IAFCI Members Only

    The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) is pleased to present the Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI) professional certification. The CFCI Certification exam is offered exclusively to IAFCI Members. The Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI) certification is an on-line certification program, offered globally, and overseen by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI).


    The CFCI professional certification is intended for experienced financial crimes investigators in law enforcement and the financial crimes industry. 

    To Qualify you must be an IAFCI member, have a minimum of three years’ experience in an area directly related to financial crimes investigations, and currently work in the financial crimes industry in a position that is directly related to financial crimes investigations.

    CFCI certification is available in U.S., International and Canadian.

    CFCI Study Guide is intended to help you prepare for the certification exam to achieve the designation as a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator. The examination is intended to test thorough knowledge of both financial fraud and the investigative process. This Study Guide is not meant to be all inclusive.
    Fee: U.S. and International $100. USD.
    Canadian fee $80. USD.

    CFCI Exam: This is a timed (3 hour), non-proctored, online exam which consists of multiple choice, true/false questions. Passing score is 70% or higher.   You will have 90 days from date of purchase allotted to complete the CFCI Exam. If you do not take the exam within the 90-day period, you must purchase the exam again. U.S. and International fee: $350. USD.
    Canadian fee $300 USD.

    CFCI Re-Certification: Initial certification is valid for three years from the original certified and expires on the last day of the month of the initial award. There is a three-year re-certification period during which 20 re-certification points must be earned. U.S. and International fee: $150. USD.
    Canadian Re-certification fee is $115. USD.
    Please refe
    r to the IAFCI Members Only Certifications to Review the CFCI Re-certification Guidelines form.

  • CERTIFIED CYBER CRIMES INVESTIGATOR (CCCI)
     
    CCCI Certification is exclusively to IAFCI Members Only

  • The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) is pleased to present the Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI) professional certification. The CCCI professional certification is intended to provide a recognizable certification in demonstration of current and continuing knowledge in cyber-crimes investigations. It denotes a commitment to staying current in cyber-crime trends and to contribute to the knowledge and education of others.

    The Cyber Fraud Industry Group (CFIG) is governed by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI). The mission of the CFIG is to bring private and public-sector entities together for combating cyber fraud. The Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI) certification was created by CFIG and is sponsored by the IAFCI.

    To Qualify: applicants must be a current IAFCI member, have a minimum of three years’ experience investigating crimes or fraud using cyber means and pass a criminal background check. 

    Study Guide and Exam: The recommended study guide helps you prepare for the certification exam to achieve the designation as a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator.
    U.S. and International fee: $100.
    USD Canadian fee: $80. USD.

    Exam Fee: 1st. Deposit is due at the time of submission of application U.S. and International fee: $150. USD.
    Canadian fee: $100. USD.
    2nd Deposit is due at the time of scheduling your exam U.S., International and Canadian fee: $200. USD. 

    This exam is a timed (2 hour) non-proctored online exam which consists of multiple choice true/false questions. Passing score e 75% or better to pass. If a passing score is not obtained, second attempt is available at no cost. You have 90-days from date of purchase allotted to complete the CCCI Exam. If you do not take the exam within the 90-day period, you must purchase the exam again. 

    RE-Certification: Initial certification is valid for three years from the original date certified. During the three-year certification period, a minimum of twenty re-certification points must be earned to keep your CCCI designation. U.S. and International Fee: $150. USD.
    Canadian fee: $115.00 USD.

    • The Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB)

    To promote trust and confidence in the Digital Forensics profession.

    The Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB) is a non-profit organization of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI). The DFCB provides objective certifications in digital forensics which promotes trust and confidence in the Digital Forensics profession.

    Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner DFCP and Digital Forensics Certified Associate

    The DFCP designation is only available to Digital Evidence Professionals with a minimum of 5-years’ experience related to digital evidence or digital forensics. 

    The DFCA provides an entry level certification with potential progression to the Digital Forensic Certified Practitioner certification after the candidate accumulates five years of experience. The DFCB certifications cover all aspects of digital forensics: collection, legal components, validation of tools and reporting. Through its certification process, the DFCB strives to ensure candidates are fully versed in the many unique concepts that exist across the entire Digital Forensics profession.

    Self-Assessment application must meet qualifying points , at DFCB.org to continue with the exam process.

    Required, Attestation form and criminal background check. (active law enforcement is not required)

    DFCP Exam: This timed (1 hour), non-proctored, online exam, consists of 50 multiple choice, true/ false questions. Passing score 70% or higher. If a passing score is not obtained, second attempt is available at no cost. Exam Fee $350. USD.

    DFCP Annual Dues: Dues renewal is based on calendar year, January- December 31. Fee is $40. USD. Dues are considered delinquent after March 31, and a Reinstate fee of $20 will apply.

    Re-Certification: Initial certification is valid for three years from the original date certified. Must be in good standing and provide Re-certification submission form. 

    DFCA: Digital Forensics Associate Certification, entry level certification with potential progression to the DFCP.

    Qualifications: Required, Attestation and pass a Criminal Background Check. Fee $350. USD.

    DFCA EXAM: Exam is a proctored online timed exam. Exam is two hours and consists of 100 multiple choice, true/ false questions. Passing score 70% or higher. If a passing score is not obtained, second attempt is available at no cost. Exam Fee $200. USD.

    DFCA Annual Dues: Dues renewal is based on calendar year, January- December 31. Fee is $40. USD. Dues are considered delinquent after March 31, and a Reinstate fee of $20 will apply. 

    For more information to start your exam process visit www.dfcb.org

    VALUE OF CERTIFICATION

    Certifications showcase and validate knowledge, skills and commitment to the field. According to a variety of industry salary guides, an industry-recognized credential can increase a candidate’s salary by as much as 20%. Hiring managers look for professionals who can demonstrate their knowledge through, and confirmed by, the certification process. Obtaining professional certifications improve career prospects and increase earning power. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of private detectives and investigators is expected to grow 21% from 2010 to 2020. Increased demand will stem from technological advances that have led to an increase in cyber, financial and insurance crime. With the ever-changing technology and advances in the Digital Forensics field, organizations are continuing to place even more value on certifications. These rapidly changing technologies have fueled the need for professionals with advanced skills and up-to-date knowledge to further demonstrate their abilities through certification. You can prove yourself an expert, increase professional value, and illustrate your dedication to the field with certification.

    WHY HIRE A DIGITAL FORENSICS CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER?

    The DFCB is committed to providing a highly respected and independent certification process. Digital Forensics is a growing field and a top priority for many organizations as they manage and protect an increasing volume of information. Knowledgeable experts are needed to mitigate evolving risks for both companies and consumers. A professional certification shows that one has the required credibility and knowledge to offer the best possible services to those whom rely on experts. The DFCB conducts thorough background checks of all applicants; the careful process ensures both confidence and trust in its certified members. Companies hiring certified professionals benefit by having a third-party validated knowledge base, which leads to a better industry reputation, higher-quality work, and ultimately, better security.