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Examiner Certifications

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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. Our newest initiative offers law enforcement and the private sector the opportunity to earn professional certifications. NW3C certifications, backed by our industry-leading expertise and reputation, attest to demonstrated competence in digital forensics and/or the investigation of illegal financial activity. They open up doors for greater opportunities to serve and add credibility to your name in your professional environment.

CECFE    Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner

Available for professionals in both law enforcement and the private sector, this certification attests to the holder’s ability to investigate and analyze information related to financial conduct of all types. Holders of this certification have demonstrated that they possess the working knowledge and skills needed to detect, respond to, and investigate illegal financial activity.

CCCE    Certified Cyber Crime Examiner

Available for professionals in both law enforcement and the private sector, this certification attests to the holder’s knowledge of proper digital forensic techniques and best practices for working with digital evidence. Holders of this certification have demonstrated their knowledge of the identification and proper handling of digital evidence; types of digital hardware technologies; common file systems; best practices in forensic imaging; documenting and reporting; and legal considerations.

Examiner Certifications Testing
Begins 2019

Testing for the CCCE and CECFE will begin in January 2019.

Each examiner test will consist of 100 randomized questions of multiple choice, true/false, multiple answer, and practicals. There will be 60 minutes allotted to complete the test. Should the exam not be completed in the allotted time, the test will be graded on the questions answered. The questions unanswered will be counted against the final score.

Examiner Certifications Fee Schedule

• Certification exam [must be completed within 30 days of payment]
$300
• Retest [2nd attempt 30 days after initial exam]
$100
• Retest [3rd attempt 30 days after 2nd exam]
$150
• Certification dues [bi-annual]
$150


CCCE Body of Knowledge

1. Technologies
2. Digital evidence handling
3. Forensic imaging
4. File system forensics
5. Forensic concepts

CECFE Body of Knowledge

1. Economic crimes
2. Analyzing financial records
3. Interviewing
4. Case management and presentation

Charter Certifications
Ends 12/31/18

Charter certifications are now available for individuals who meet the requirements, as determined by NW3C, for both the Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner (CECFE) and the Certified Cyber Crime Examiner (CCCE) programs. Applications will be accepted through 12/31/2018.

Applicants can qualify for each charter certification in either of two ways:

Option 1

• One or more current and relevant recognized certifications, credentials, academic degrees, academic certificates, or relevant training certificates. AND
• Five or more years of relevant employment during which relevant forensic examination techniques and best practices are or have been utilized. AND
• Completed charter certification application (including payment of fees as specified below).

Option 2

• Ten or more years of relevant employment during which relevant forensic examination techniques and best practices are or have been utilized. AND
• 60 hours of approved training completed within the last three years before the date of application. AND
• Completed charter certification application (including payment of fees as specified below).

Proof must be provided for each claimed qualification or credential. Proof of current status must be provided for renewable licenses, credentials, or memberships. Proof could include, but is not limited to, a copy of a membership card; a certificate; or an acceptance letter. A current resume and/or curriculum vitae is required for proof of relevant employment experience.

Charter Certification Fee Schedule

A non-refundable application fee is due upon submission of the charter certification application. The remaining balance will be due upon notification of approval. The fee schedule is as follows:

• $50 non-refundable application fee is due upon submission of the charter certification application.
• $250 due upon notification of approval.
• $150 certification dues [bi-annual].

Applicants who do not meet the competency requirements for charter certification can apply the non-refundable application fee to the cost of the certification exam of their choice.

Certification Renewal

In order to reflect continued proficiency and competency in the ever-evolving domains of cyber and economic crime, NW3C requires that both CECFE and CCCE certifications be renewed every two (2) years. The cost of renewal is $150 and will be due upon the conclusion of the two-year period.

Both certifications can be renewed in either of two ways:

Option 1. Earn a passing score on the current certification exam.
Option 2. Earn 30 hours of relevant continuing education [NOTE: subject to audit].

Recognized continuing education providers include, but are not limited to:
• Access Data
• Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
• Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS)
• Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
• Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)
• Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
• Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
• Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
• Fox Valley Technical College
• Guidance Software
• High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)
• International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)
• International Association of Cyber and Economic Crime Professionals (IACECP)
• National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC)
• National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI)
• National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA)
• National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
• National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
• SANS
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