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St. Louis, MO (November 29, 2018) – Leading intelligence and investigative sector professional certification and training company McAfee Institute LLC. announced today approval by the Department of Veterans Affairs of ten resident-based training programs for student veterans. The one-week, in-person certification programs, held in Chesterfield, MO and taught by industry experts, are now available for Post-9/11 and other GI Bill beneficiaries seeking non-college degree training opportunities.

Founded in 2010, McAfee Institute provides professional development and training in the areas of cyber investigations, intelligence, law enforcement, loss prevention, fraud investigations, deception detection, and leadership. Industry leaders and respected experts in the fields of intelligence and investigations provide both hands-on and online training in key professional development areas including: cryptocurrency, counterintelligence, human trafficking, and digital forensics.

“We are proud to connect student veterans with experts in the fields of law enforcement and intelligence through our hands-on, resident-based training programs,” said Joshua McAfee, CEO, McAfee Institute LLC. “The VA-approved certification programs offered by McAfee Institute provides GI Bill beneficiaries with the 21st-century skills they need to succeed in their next career.”

McAfee Institute’s national partners include the Department of Homeland Security National Initiative of Cyber Security Studies (NICCS) and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILETA). Program graduates are employed by leading companies, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies organizations across the U.S.

New VA-approved certificate programs include:

  • Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI)
  • Certified Cyber Intelligence Professional (CCIP)
  • Certified Cyber Intelligence Investigator (CCII)
  • Certified Cyber Threat Analyst (CCTA)
  • Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator (CORCI)
  • Certified Human Trafficking Investigator (CHTI)
  • Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE)
  • Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA)
  • Certified Workplace Violence & Threat Specialist (WVTS)
  • Certified Professional Criminal Investigator (CPCI)

The McAfee Institute’s resident-based certification programs for GI Bill beneficiaries provide week-long, in-person and instructor-led training at the organization’s headquarters in Chesterfield, MO. In addition to the training programs, the company’s online certification exams have also been approved through the Department of Veterans Affairs for G.I. Bill benefits, reimbursed up to $2,000 per exam.

To learn more about the resident based training programs, visit: www.mcafeeinstitute.com/collections/resident-programs.


McAfee Institute is a professional certification and training company that empowers professionals with real-world applicable training to enhance their professional credentials and skill sets. We provide online and in-person courses, as well as board certifications in the areas of Cyber Investigations, Intelligence, Cyber Security, e-commerce Fraud, Loss Prevention, Fraud, Cyber Crime, Human Trafficking, Deception Detection, and more. 

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