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Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator (CORCI)

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Program Includes

Tuition Includes: Official Training Program, Official Digital Study Manual, Official Prep Review Quizzes, Online Proctor License, 1-Year Exam License, Digital Certification & Credential

Total Hours: 40

# of Exercises: 5

# of CPE Credits Earned: 35

Delivery Method: Online Self-Study

Certificate Earned: Board Certification

Lifetime Access to the Program

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Ā The Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator (CORCIā„¢) Board Certification is the industryā€™s leading certification that focuses on the identification, investigation, and prosecution of Organized Retail Crime. Join the ranks of the industry's best-Organized Retail Crime Investigators today and establish your expertise and credibility by earning your CORCIā„¢ credential and designation.

We will teach you how to investigate and prosecute the most complex types of ORC to hit our industry.Ā The CORCIā„¢ credential is tough and demanding, but fun to study for. You will learn and grow with this phenomenal certification program which will keep you on the edge of your seat and even better yet, itā€™s all online. There are no boring theory lectures here. Itā€™s all how-to-based tutorials, videos, and personal mentorship which helps you to actually utilize the learningā€™s coming from the training program and be highly effective in your organization and/or agency as you progress.

This program was developed by the industry's best organized retail crime investigators, loss prevention, law enforcement, e-commerce fraud, and legal professionals. These professionals are the very people that mentor you along the way.

Join our community, more importantly, our family of industry leaders, and take your career to new heights by becoming a CORCIā„¢ today! You earn 35 CPE credits for completing this program. The modules are self-study available at your own pace and schedule. Study as you see fit, anywhere, and at any time.

The Experience:Ā We provide a blended online learning environment in which you will learn from live instructors and or you can complete the course with self-paced video-based how-to lessons. You will learn how to investigate and prosecute instances of ORC at the Store Level, Distribution Level, eCommerce Level, and more through these interactive videos, investigative assignments, discussion boards, instructor feedback, and student collaboration. The learnings and experience in the CORCI Board Certification are unmatched. You are bound to enhance your current skillset whether you have been in the industry for 40 years or you are just starting.

There is no better time than now to take your career and expertise to a whole new level this year! ORC continues to grow and plague our industry with a devastating impact on our profitability and the safety of our employees. Become a McAfee Institute Board Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator (CORCIā„¢) Today!


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I cannot urge you enough to invest in yourself and your future while learning some really neat stuff along the way. Earning the industry's top certification is rigorous, challenging, and extremely fun! Trust me when I tell you that we are going to blow your mind and teach you things that you never thought possible! It starts with the impossible and ends with the remarkable!

ā€¢ Introduction to ORC Investigations
ā€¢ Intro to Cyber Investigations
ā€¢ Auction Fraud Investigations
ā€¢ Advanced Auction Fraud Investigation Methodologies
ā€¢ Social Media Investigations
ā€¢ Open Source Intelligence
ā€¢ Organized Retail Crime Overview
ā€¢ Organized Retail Crime Fraud Schemes
ā€¢ Booster Operations
ā€¢ Fencing Operations
ā€¢ Organized Retail Crime Investigations
ā€¢ Organized Retail Crime Investigations Part II
ā€¢ Surveillance Methods
ā€¢ Legal Fundamentals
ā€¢ Final Board Exam


Want to learn more about the CORCI? Within this program, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in organized retail crime and position yourself as an industry-recognized expertĀ after the completion of this incredible Certification Program. Download the complete syllabus here.

Exam Details ProgramĀ - is graded on a pass/fail system by obtaining a 70% or better is considered a passing grade. The exam is taken online at the convenience of your home or office. It is a closed book exam and is 200 questions. The questions are in a true/false, multiple-choice & scenario-based format. It is a timed exam, you get 3 hours to complete the exam and you must do so in one sitting. Once you start the exam you must complete it. You get one attempt to pass the exam. If you fail the exam you must purchase a new exam license to sit for the exam.

You can purchase anĀ exam license hereĀ ļ»æļ»æ for $450 USD separately to sit for the exam if you don't buy the open-source intelligence training bundle.


The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 20 CPE credits.Ā 

Bachelorā€™s degree or higher plus one year of experience in organized retail crime, eCommerce, fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and/or loss prevention or other similar fields
Associates degree plus two years of experience
High school diploma or equivalency plus four years of experience or aĀ minimum of two years experience as a full-time faculty member at an accredited educational institution.

In addition, 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 CORCIā„¢. 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 enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator (CORCI).

What if I do not meet the eligibility requirements?

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements above that's OK! We offer a qualified program where you can get the same great training and earn a "Qualified" credential. Then when you meet the eligibility all you need to do is return and purchase the Certified Exam License to sit for the exam and earn your "Certified" credential. (Click the image below to find out more)

What if I donā€™t want to attend the training program. Can I just sit for the exam?

You do not need to attend our training programs to sit for the board exam.

If you are interested in sitting for theĀ exam onlyĀ to become a CertifiedĀ Organized Retail Crime InvestigatorĀ (CORCI), you mayĀ obtain an exam license to do so. Exam licenses are valid for one year after purchase. Click the image below to purchase.Ā 

If you are interested in theĀ Organized Retail Crime InvestigatorĀ training only, you may do so by enrolling in the QualifiedĀ Organized Retail CrimeĀ Investigator (Q|ORCI) program. Upon completion of the Qualified Organized Retail CrimeĀ Investigator (Q|ORCI) training program, you will receive a certificate of completion. Click the image below to find out more.Ā Ā 

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Credentialing Assistance (CA)

The McAfee Institute has partnered with Credentialing Assistance (CA) to provide funding for training and exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential.Ā > See more here

VR&E Program

The McAfee Institute has partnered with Veteran's Readiness and Employment - VR&E (formerly Voc Rehab) and benefit program counselors around the world to offer you the ability to participate in any of McAfee Institutes board certifications (online or in-person).Ā > See more here

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This online program isĀ NOT eligible for veterans education benefits/G.I. BillĀ®.Ā GI BillĀ® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website atĀ > See more here

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Definitely worth every penny! The platform is user friendly and the instructors are extremely knowledgeable!

Donald A.
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AWESOME!!! chatting with Leah was great, she gave me info that I was able to get in on the BOGO - which was a sweet deal. Leah was pleasant and professional. very welcoming!

Linda M.
Canada Canada

Absolutely Amazing!!

I recently just went through the Board Certified "Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator" (CORCI) course. I immediately fell in love with the course layout and platform which was simple to use and navigate. The content of the course was also excellent. Whether you have been conducting ORC investigations for 50 years or 1 day there is something for everyone. For me, there was a nice mix of reading work, video tutorials, and assignment work that helped me gain the knowledge I needed in order to pass the final exam. 2 day's after passing the exam I came a crossed a real life situation at work in which I was able to obtain a ton of information to build a nice foundation for my investigation. I would recommend this course to everyone in Loss Prevention and Law Enforcement. I am grateful for the McAfee Institute for all of the value that they bring to our small community of LP and LE professionals! Sincerely, Eric Mizner, LPQ, CORCI

Eric M.

So Far, So Good

I just recently began my endeavor towards the CORCI Board Certification. I am very pleased with the curriculum and how it is presented. It is very informative. It includes written information which I personally print out for future review and study, in addition to audible lectures from an instructor.

Saeed S.

Very Informative!

This course digs deep and covers everything you need to know about ORC. It's self paced and easily explained, was 100% worth it. Will be interested in taking more courses here at the McAfee Institute.

Nicole B.

Resource O Plenty

I came away with a lot regarding the resources available to help aid during investigations (i.e. MetaData, Maltego, Advanced Search for EBay). The training offered many additional ones that all investigators should at least make themselves aware of to support your research and findings. Great purchase and good refresher.

Jay L.

In depth course that digs deep into the organized retail crime business

The course was incredibly comprehensive. The level of detail went far beyond what I a very good way. As a security professional and investigator for over 20 years I can say that there was so much I didn't know. I'll be a better investigator and leader as a result. The course consists of a great deal of video and reading assignment, which helped to break it up. While some may know some of the content, it's unlikely that you will take this course and not learn a great deal of new techniques and best practices. Worth every penny.

Randy L.

CORCI Review

Solid information and user friendly. Plenty of info shared and real life applications.

jamieson G.
Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator (CORCI)


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