Enrollment Options

Our Resident Based Programs are held in Chesterfield MO . The hours of training are from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM CST.

Included in this Board Certification Package

Enroll Today and Get All of these Incredible Benefits

  • In-Person Training Program
    (Value $2797)

    In-Person resident based training held in Chesterfield MO is a mixture of live training, investigative labs, & prep review content.

  • Online Training Program
    (Value $1497)

    Our online program is a mixture of video-based tutorials, lectures, labs, reading assignments and more. You get lifetime access and updates and is accessible from any device. This will be issued upon completion of the in-person program.

  • Online Study Guide
    (Value $497)

    The online digital study guide is accessible by any device and can be downloaded and printed. No more purchasing new study guides over and over every time there is a new update.

  • Prep Review Quizzes
    (Value $497)

    The Prep Review Quizzes help you to prepare for the board exam. You will get access to hundreds of questions to test your overall competency in the subject area.

  • 1 Year Exam License
    (Value $997)

    You have one year to complete the online program and the board exam. The exam is taken online you have 3 hours and its multiple-choice, true/false, scenario-based, and fill in the blank questions

  • Exam Pass Guarantee
    (Value $997)

    We offer an unprecedented exam pass guarantee. That's how confident we are in our training programs that we equip you with the right tools and resources to help you obtain your certification.

  • Live Instructor Support
    (Value $2400)

    Need help or assistance along the way? We don't just hand over a course and let you fend for yourself. Our instructors are here to help answer any questions you have. We are available from 9AM-9PM CST.

  • Graduation Packet
    ($997 Value)

    Upon graduation, you will receive a physical board certification to hang on the wall as well as a custom padded diploma cover, a digital certificate to post to your social media and LinkedIn accounts and digital transcripts to show case your new accomplishment.

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW THE WORLD'S TOP CYBER INVESTIGATORS RESOLVE SOME OF THE MOST PROLIFIC CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS USING INTELLIGENCE GATHERED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA?

It's because they train with us!

The Best of the Best from the FBI, Secret Service, DOJ, Homeland Security, and thousands more attend this incredible board certification program each year to enhance their skill-sets, knowledge, & credibility, and we would love for you to become an SMIA today!

The SMIA Board Certification will keep you on the edge of your seat teaching you the most advanced and state-of-the-art intelligence and investigative methodologies employed by our nation's most elite cyber investigators! We are taking over 25 years of hands-on experience from the Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Levels and Military Intelligence Sectors conducting social media investigations and sharing with you, our insights into what contributes to their success and failures.

The SMIA™ credential is tough and demanding, but fun to study. You will learn and grow with this phenomenal certification, and even better yet, you will learn from one of the leading instructors in the industry. There are no boring theory lectures here. It’s all how-to-based live tutorials, videos, and personal mentorship which helps you to actually utilize the learning’s coming from the training program and be highly effective in your organization and/or agency as you progress.

The SMIA™ Certification program contains ten modules which are consistent with the competencies needed to pass the renowned SMIA™ exam. After completion of the program, you will have access to the online course modules. Reference all the material as you see fit, anywhere, and at any time.

WHAT AM I GOING TO LEARN

  • You will learn how to investigate & gather intelligence on the top social media platforms around the world.
  • You will learn the proper ways of securing digital evidence
  • You will learn all of the legal fundamentals both criminally and civilly in conducting social media investigations.

THE TOP REASONS TO GET CERTIFIED

  • Career Advancement

    Surveys consistently suggest that McAfee Institute (M.I.) Board certified professionals earn higher salaries (up to a 30% increase) and gain more opportunities for career advancement.

  • Professional Opportunities

    Certification proves to prospective employers that your expertise is confirmed by McAfee Institute, the leader in intelligence and investigative professional development.

  • Proven Professional Achievement

    Documented evidence of your professional achievement leads to recognition and respect for your abilities as an intelligence and investigative professional.

  • Greater Adaptability

    McAfee Institute Certified professionals demonstrate that they are committed to continuing education, allowing them to adapt more effectively to a rapidly changing technology environment.

  • Increased Credibility

    McAfee Institute Certification credentials increase your standing in the community by attesting to the integrity of your knowledge and skills and the reliability with which you can apply them.

  • Employer Confidence

    McAfee Institute Certifications help employers match skills to job requirements and provides confidence that employees have the right skills for the job.

  • Industry Recognition

    The high-integrity examination and certification process ensures that McAfee Institute credentials are the standard for the intelligence and investigative sectors.

  • Continued Professional Growth

    Recertification requirements, combined with a variety of learning resources, ensure that your knowledge keeps pace with a rapidly changing field.

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Eligibility Requirements

Learn if you are eligible to take one of our programs

Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of experience in fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and/or loss prevention or

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.

Renewal

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.

WHERE OUR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS
WORK AROUND THE WORLD

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Want to learn more about the SMIA? Within this program, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in social media investigations and intelligence and position yourself as an industry-recognized expert with this incredible Certification Program. Download the complete syllabus here.
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