CFI Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

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:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher plus two years of experience as stated above
  2. Associates degree plus three years of experience as stated above
  3. High school diploma or GED plus four years of experience as stated above
  4. 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.