Certification - Frequently Asked Questions

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I do not see my basic intelligence class listed on the IALEIA approved training list, what should I do?

If you do not see your course on the list of “Basic Criminal Intelligence Analysis Training Courses”, please review the Course Review Requirements document that is linked to the list on the IALEIA web site under the tab “Certification”.  If you believe your course meets these requirements, please ask the training provider to submit the required documentation for review by the certification committee.

How many people have been certified by IALEIA?

Including the SCCA, which was the predecessor of the IALEIA certification process, there are approximately 450 people certified by IALEIA as of January, 2013.

How does the IALEIA CICA certification compare with other certifications?

Each professional designation should be reviewed based on its own merit. IALEIA is an independent professional organization with representation from the international law enforcement intelligence community. Our certification program was developed to meet the prevailing internationally-accepted professional standards for criminal intelligence practice.  The IALEIA CICA designation is internationally recognized as a credential of professional achievement within the criminal intelligence analysis profession.

How do I arrange to take a certification exam?

After your certification application has been approved, please contact our Certification Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I haven’t heard anything about my application and paperwork. Who do I contact?

If you have not received a response within ten days, please contact the Certification Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..