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Our vision is to revolutionize the way professionals in the law enforcement, intelligence and investigative sectors learn around the globe; our mission is to empower our students to transform the industry by leading, developing and equipping other leaders, and to build meaningful relationships with other professionals around the globe.


Applicable Training

Learn from the industry's best of the best in the intelligence and investigative sectors.

Exploring New


Learn to think outside of the box, with innovative new ideas.



Grow as a professional and develop yourself as an expert in the industry.

Earn a M.I. Credential Today.

According to our 2019 Salary Survey, McAfee Institute credentials earn the certified professional up to a 30% increase in salary over individuals with similar education and experience that do not hold our credentials. McAfee Institute credentials are the gold standard for the intelligence and investigative sectors and the credibility that goes behind holding one of our credentials and designations is bar none. They are simply the elite of the elite within the industry.

Designed for Busy Professionals

McAfee Institute board certifications are rigorous but fun to study with little interference in your life. You can choose from online self study programs or live instructor led resident based programs. Both delivery methods make it easy for you to achieve this incredible career goal with little interference with work, life, and family. Plus they are extremely affordable so you wont be breaking the pocket book anytime soon.

Customer Reviews

I have been a learner of McAfee for years now and it's worth every penny for the certifications. The content is current and specific to the certifications.

Marc-Roger G.

I recently went through the SMIA and it was honestly, the #1 training course I have attended in over 30+ years. I have been in the telecommunication, computer and digital forensics industry for over 40 years. The 'tricks of the trade' you will learn in the SMIA are second to none. Take one of these courses and at the end, ask yourself, 'was it worth the time?' ... nuff said!

Gary T.

The course was incredibly comprehensive. The level of detail went far beyond what I expected...in 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.

The Learning Experience

Online Self-Study Programs

We offer 100% online-self study programs that you can take from any device and any place around the world as long as you have a good internet connection. You can pick back up right where you left off at any time.

Live Tutorial Based Training

There are no boring theories here. All of our programs offer real-world training via video based tutorials teaching you the "how-to's" vs just talking about them.

Digital Content at its Best!

Our content is all digital so you know what that means right? You get access right away. That also means we can push updates instantly when things change in the industry. It also means you never pay for updates link you do if you buy a physical book.

Live Instructor Support

We offer the best of both worlds. You can study online as you see fit. But when you need help or have a question we have live instructors to help and the click of a button.

Online Certification Exam

The board certification examination is taken online from the comfort of your home or office when you want to take it. You have one year from the date of purchase to sit for the exam.