The SMIA exam evaluates your expertise across six intelligence and investigative domains. Think of the domains as topics you need to master based on your professional experience and education.
- Domain 1. Social Media Intelligence
- Domain 2. Social Media Investigations
- Domain 3. Digital & Mobile Forensics
- Domain 4. Date Website Investigations
- Domain 5. Chat Application Investigations
- Domain 6. Legal Fundamentals
Register for Your SMIA Exam
Don’t wait. If you’re ready to pursue the SMIA certification, commit yourself now by registering for the exam.
The board exam is taken online and can be taken on your own schedule. The exam consists of multiple-choice, true/false & scenario-based questions. You have 3 hours to complete the exam and it must be completed in one sitting. You must earn 70% or greater to successfully pass the board exam. There are 120-150 questions depending on the exam version.
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Associates degree plus two years of experience as stated above or
High school diploma or equivalency plus four years of experience as stated above
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 an SMIA®. Applicant must provide a copy of the certified transcript of education ONLY if using college degree rather than experience to qualify. Applicant must successfully pass the prescribed criminal background check. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst.