Criminal Investigation Certification
Criminal Investigation Certificate Program
The Criminal Investigation Certificate Program recognizes law enforcement personnel who have completed investigative training in order to better prepare themselves for the rigors and challenges of criminal investigations. The best practices in investigative techniques and the practical application of detectives constantly change due to technological advances and legal changes and challenges. An investigator must stay up to date and receive instruction from dedicated and professional instructors. Professional investigators who seek out the best training stand out from the rest, and the North Carolina Justice Academy recognizes their dedication to the Criminal Investigation Certificate Program.
• Candidates must complete an application, which includes the approval of their immediate supervisor AND agency head in order to participate in the program.
• Candidates must have at least 200 hours of credit in the required courses and topic areas through the NCJA to apply for the program.
• Candidates must be a current member of a law enforcement agency (public or private) or a law enforcement support entity.
• Completion of the program requires 400 credit hours with a focus on law enforcement criminal investigations and completion of the required courses and elective topics.