Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner

Investigate and analyze information related to financial conduct of all types and to detect, respond to, and investigate illegal financial activity.


4 Step Quick Check

Are you eligible for an NW3C certification?


We’ll ask you 4 questions about your level of education, work experience, training received, and current professional certifications held. Your responses will be used to calculate eligible points to determine eligibility for an NW3C certification.

How do I qualify?

To qualify for any of the NW3C certifications an applicant must satisfy a minimum of 25 points which are based on several conditions. The conditions include the number of years of directly related full-time work experience, any directly related education from an accredited institution of higher learning, directly related NW3C or similar coursework completed over the past 5 years, and if you have one or more current directly related industry-recognized certifications from another certification body. Directly related means training, education, or job function that specifically involves knowledge, skills, or abilities meeting the required body of knowledge for the certification.

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Why should I apply?

Certifications can help you qualify as a skilled fact or expert witness, distinguish yourself professionally, and obtain the next step in your career. For over 40 years, NW3C’s comprehensive training programs have helped law enforcement professionals master the principles, concepts, and skills they need to fight cyber and economic crime. NW3C now offers law enforcement and private sector practitioners the opportunity to earn professional certifications. NW3C certifications, backed by our industry-leading expertise and reputation, attest to demonstrated competence in digital forensics, cybercrime investigations, and complex financial crime investigations.

The Path to Certification

Below is a path providing an overview of the NW3C Certification Process. Click on the icons to learn more about requirements, fees, and a general timeline for the entire process.

How much does it cost?

The certification fee schedule is listed below:

- $50 non-refundable application fee due upon submission of the certification application
- $250 due upon notice of certification approval
- $50 annual certification renewal