Applicant must have two to four years in a public or private position responsible for investigation, interviewing and interrogation. In addition, one of the four following criteria must be met:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher plus two years of experience as stated above
- Associates degree plus three years of experience as stated above
- High school diploma or GED plus four years of experience as stated above
- Minimum two years’ experience as a full time faculty member at an accredited educational institution teaching interview and interrogation techniques—Experience as a full time faculty member at an accredited educational institution, teaching interview and interrogation techniques shall meet one of the three previous education/experience requirements listed
Other eligibility criteria:
- A person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud or the like shall be ineligible to become a CFI.
- The applicant must provide a copy of certified transcript of education ONLY if using college degree rather than experience to qualify.
- The applicant must successfully pass the prescribed background check, which may include a criminal background check, and examination process.
- Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a Certified Forensic Interviewer.