Why should you apply?

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 cyber and financial activity. They open up doors for greater opportunities to serve and add credibility to your name in your professional environment.


How to 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.
 

 
25
points needed

You need 25 points to attain an NW3C certification and your past experiences and education can help you. Take the certification Quick Check to see where you stand.

 

 

Quick Check.
Are you eligible for an NW3C
certification?




 

4 Questions

 
 
Education

We are interested in learning about any directly related* education you have received from an accredited institution of higher learning.

* Directly related means training, education, or job function that specifically involves knowledge, skills, or abilities meeting the required body of knowledge for the certification.

 

 

Question 01
Select the most relevant directly related academic level attained.



   

 

Question 1 of 4

 
 
Work Experience

We are interested in learning how many years of directly related* full-time work experience you have completed.

* Directly related means training, education, or job function that specifically involves knowledge, skills, or abilities meeting the required body of knowledge for the certification.

 

 

Question 02
How many years directly related work experience do you have?



   

 

Question 2 of 4

 
 
Training

We are interested in your directly related* NW3C or similar coursework you have completed over the past five years.

* Directly related means training, education, or job function that specifically involves knowledge, skills, or abilities meeting the required body of knowledge for the certification.

 

 

Question 03
How many days of coursework have you completed in the last 5 years?



   
Question 3 of 4

 
 
Certifications

We are interested in learning 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.

 

 

Question 04
Select the number of current qualifying certifications you hold.



   

 

Question 4 of 4


NW3C certifications are available for professionals in both law enforcement and the private sector.


CECFE
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.

CECFE Body of Knowledge

1. Theory and history
2. Common economic crimes and fraud schemes
3. Currencies, financial instruments, and payments
4. Financial analysis
5. Fraud prevention
6. Legislative, legal, and regulatory framework

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CCCE
Certified Cyber Crime
Examiner

Apply best practices in digital forensic techniques to image, document and report on forensically sound digital evidence.

CCCE Body of Knowledge

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

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CCCI
Certified Cyber Crime Investigator

Detect, respond to, and investigate cyber crimes and crimes facilitated by online communication.

CCCI Body of Knowledge

1. Theory and history
2. Common cyber crimes and internet-facilitated crimes
3. Collection and analysis of evidence held by Electronic Service Providers
4. Investigation of cyber crime and internet-facilitated crimes
5. Cyber security, cyber crime mitigation, and cyber hygiene
6. Legislative, legal, and regulatory framework

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Certification Fee Schedule


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