Basic Analyst Classification

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Basic Analyst Classification is the first tier of the IALEIA Professional Certification Program. An individual at the Basic Analyst Classification is classified as an analyst without certification. This tier is intended for individuals who are just beginning their professional analytic careers and are not yet eligible for certification as a CICA.

  • There is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50.00 to apply for Basic Analyst Classification and payable to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If the applicant is not eligible for this classification, the fee will not be returned
  • Current IALEIA [regular] membership is required to apply for this classification
  • IALEIA membership must be maintained to retain this classification


Basic Analyst Classification – Criteria

1. Current IALEIA [regular] member in good standing
2. Completion of a recognized, 40-hour minimum basic intelligence analysis course within five (5) years of application (see Part I)
3. Full-time employment in a criminal intelligence or analysis position in the government, criminal justice agency, military or private sector
4. Assignment to a job function that involves the application of analytic and intelligence techniques and methods
5. Demonstration of training completion by provision of official training certificate
6. Documentation of analytic job function by provision of official position description
7. Adherence to IALEIA standards for ethics and professional conduct
8. Submission of Basic Analyst Classification application and fee payment

Basic Analyst Classification Status

Note: The Basic Analyst Classification is NOT a certification, per se, but rather is an entry point into the Professional Certification Program. An individual with the Basic Analyst Classification is not authorized to identify themselves as IALEIA-certified or to use the “CICA” designation or abbreviation.

The Basic Analyst Classification does not require renewal and will remain in force for so long as the individual who holds the classification remains an IALEIA member in good standing. Should an individual who holds a Basic Analyst Classification leave IALEIA membership, his/her classification will no longer be active.

Basic Analyst Classification Application