Certification in Criminal Investigations

Category: Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (CFIP).

Target Participants

This certification is designed to provide the required skills knowledge in Criminal Investigation to individuals working as investigative officers in any of the Government anti-corruption agencies and Police Officers with responsibility for investigating fraud, financial crimes and the other investigations that if substantiated can lead to Criminal Prosecution. This Certification Course will also be very useful to lawyers, accounting professionals, legal practitioners, university undergraduates in accounting, internal auditors, external auditors, systems auditors and graduates who desire to have the fundamental knowledge of Criminal Investigation to enrich the knowledge in the field for better performance on the present roles or to enhance their skills for possible career change. Furthermore, this satisfy one of the key knowledge required to proceed to obtaining further certifications in forensic investigations and ultimately attain the elite qualification in forensic investigation as a Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (CFIP).

If you work with any of the Regulatory Agencies, Government Anti-Corruption Agencies, or you are a Police Officer charged with criminal investigation responsibility, then this program is for you. Also, if you are accounting professionals, legal practitioners, university undergraduate in accounting, internal auditors, external auditors, systems auditors and graduates who desire to have the fundamental knowledge of Criminal Investigations to enhance their on the job performance or seeking fresh opportunities for a career change, then, this Certification is for you. We encourage you to apply now.

Course Syllabus


» 8 weeks

Membership of Professional Body

» Upon successfully passing the Criminal Investigation Certification Course, candidate will be admitted as an affiliate member of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professional Inc. USA subject to payment of appropriate affiliate membership fees.

What you will learn

The CI certification comprises 18 short but effective modules ranging from introduction to interviewing techniques, protection of the innocent, formulating interview questions, evaluating behavior symptoms, general conduct of the investigator, distinguishing between true and false confessions among other key skills set in criminal investigations to be acquired within the program.
The detailed syllabus is presented as follows

  • Module 1 - Professional Interviewing Techniques
  • Module 2 - Evaluating information obtained
  • Module 3 - Case Solution Possibilities
  • Module 4 - Precautionary Measures for the Protection of the Innocent
  • Module 5 - Interview room privacy & rules
  • Module 6 - Qualifications, Attitude, and General Conduct of the Investigator
  • Module 7 - Preparation and Starting the Interview
  • Module 8 - Formulating Interview Questions
  • Module 9 - Behavior Symptom Analysis
  • Module 10 - Precautions when Evaluating Behavior Symptoms
  • Module 11 - The Behavior Analysis Interview
  • Module 12 - The Use of Specialized Questioning Techniques
  • Module 13 - The ‘PEACE’ Model
  • Module 14 - Recommendations for Interviewers
  • Module 15 - Distinguishing between True and False Confessions
  • Module 16 – Testifying on a Confession
  • Module 17 - Interrogation Law Picking up" A Suspect for Interrogation
  • Module 18 - Confession Law: review of the tests of confession admissibility