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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the CCFI

    • Official CCFI Manual
    • Course Guide & Overview
    • Introduce yourself
    • Introduction to Cryptocurrency FREE PREVIEW
    • A Brief History of Virtual Currencies
    • Definition of Terms (Reading Assignment)
    • What Is Cryptocurrency?
    • Classifying Virtual Currencies
    • What is the Blockchain?
    • What is a Wallet? (Reading Assignment)
    • Signing Up for a Bitcoin Account
    • Set Up A Bitcoin Wallet
    • Digital Currency Wallet Discussion
  • 2

    Anonymization Networks

    • Anonymization Networks (Reading Assignment)
    • Anonymization Networks
    • TOR & Internet Filtering
    • Proxies
    • Virtual Private Networks
    • DNS Bypassing
    • Onion Routing
    • How TOR Works
    • Getting Started with TOR
    • Exercise: Download & Install TOR
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 3

    Understanding Encryption

    • Network Analysis (Reading Assignment)
    • Introduction to Network Analysis
    • Hashing
    • Bits & Bytes
    • Bits & Bytes (Exercise)
    • Hexadecimals
    • Algorithms
    • Algorithms
    • Brute Forcing
    • Public/Private Key Encryption
    • Network Analysis Conclusion
    • Network Analysis Quiz
  • 4

    Understanding Blockchain

    • Introduction to Blockchain Technology
    • Technology Overview (Reading Assignment)
    • Technology Overview
    • Blockchain Evolution (Reading Assignment)
    • Blockchain Evolution
    • Decentralized Web (Reading Assignment)
    • Decentralized Web
    • Distributed Organization (Reading Assignment)
    • Distributed Organization
    • Distributed Ledger (Reading Assignment)
    • Distributed Ledgers
    • Smart Contracts (Reading Assignment)
    • Smart Contracts
    • Distributive Applications (Reading Assignment)
    • Internet of Value (Reading Assignment)
    • Internet of Value
    • Token Economies (Reading Assignment)
    • Token Economies
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 5


    • Transactions (Reading Assignment)
    • Concepts of Cryptocurrency Transactions
    • Exercise (Addresses)
    • Exercise (Digital Signature)
    • How Cryptocurrency Transactions are Transmitted
    • Transaction Details
    • Transaction Details Part 2
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 6

    Mining Cryptocurrency

    • Introduction to Mining
    • Proof-of-Work (Reading Assignment)
    • Proof-of-Stake (Reading Assignment)
    • Mining Pools (Reading Assignment)
    • Mining Fraud (Reading Assignment)
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 7

    Cryptocurrency Wallets

    • Introduction to Wallets
    • Types of Wallets (Reading Assignment)
    • Wallet Security (Reading Assignment)
    • Wallet Import Format (Reading Assignment)
    • Exercise (Wallet Import Format)
    • Anatomy of a Wallet (Reading Assignment)
    • The Covert Wallet (Reading Assignment)
    • Setting Up Your Wallet (Reading Assignment)
    • Finding Your Wallet Address (Reading Assignment)
    • Buying Bitcoin (Reading Assignment)
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 8

    Smart Contracts & Tokens

    • Smart Contracts & Tokens (Reading Assignment)
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 9

    Cryptocurrency Investigations

    • Discovering Use of Cryptocurrency (Reading Assignment)
    • Discovering Use of Cryptocurrency - Overview FREE PREVIEW
    • Analyzing and Extracting Public and Private Keys (Reading Assignment)
    • Analyzing and Extracting Public and Private Keys
    • Extracting a Wallet File (Reading Assignment)
    • Extracting a Wallet Exercise
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 10

    Analysis of Recovered Addresses and Wallets

    • Analysis of Recovered Addresses and Wallets (Reading Assignment)
  • 11

    Follow the Money

    • Follow the Money (Reading Assignment)
    • Ethereum Transactions (Reading Assignment)
    • Follow the Money Exercise
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 12

    Visualization Systems

    • Visualization Systems (Reading Assignment)
    • Exercise Visualization System Review
  • 13

    Identifying Your Suspect

    • Identifying Your Suspect (Reading Assignment)
    • Determining the Use of Proxy or VPN
    • Open Source Exercise
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 14

    Seizing Coins

    • Introduction to Seizing Assets
    • Seizing Coins (Reading Assignment)
    • Prep Review Quiz
    • Discussion Assignment
  • 15

    Preparing Your Case

    • Preparing Your Case (Reading Assignment)
    • Crime Scene Checklist
    • Investigative Checklist
    • Discussion Assignment
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 16

    Money Laundering Schemes

    • Money Laundering Schemes (Reading Assignment)
    • Crypto AML Report
    • Case Study: Mueller Indictment
    • Case Study Exercise: Discussion
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 17

    Cryptocurrency Legal Aspects

    • Legal Aspects (Reading Assignment)
    • Discussion Assignment
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 18


    • Code/Scripts/Software (Resources)
  • 19

    Final Board Exam

    • Preparing for the Exam
    • Exam Application
    • Final Exam CCFI

Eligibility Requirements

Learn if you are eligible to take one of our programs

Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of experience in e-commerce, fraud, investigations, Intelligence, military, cybersecurity, law enforcement, forensics, computer/digital forensics, criminal justice or law

Associates degree plus six years of experience or

High school diploma or equivalency plus seven years of experience

Also, 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 CCIF®. Applicant must provide a copy of the certified transcript of education ONLY if using a college degree rather than experience to qualify. 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 Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator (CCFI).


How often do our certifications need renewed?

You have to renew the board certification every two years, once you are certified. The cost is $125 for an additional two years.


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