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The intelligence and investigative sectors face ongoing changes and emerging threats that impact how intelligence and investigative professionals meet their organizations and or agencies needs. As such, the knowledge and skills investigators need to possess to provide professional assurance and consulting services continually evolve. The McAfee Institute requires their board-certified professionals to enhance their knowledge, skills, and other competencies through continuing professional development. This requirement helps ensure that professionals in our sector remain competent in the growing and dynamic profession of intelligence and investigations.
Moreover, those who have obtained a professional board certification through The McAfee Institute (henceforth referred to as “certified individuals”) are required to obtain continuing professional development. This document outlines the continuing professional education (CPE) requirements for all McAfee Institute certifications and specifies the CPE reporting process for certified individuals who wish to keep their certifications in good standing.
The McAfee Institute requires certified individuals to self-attest every two years (biennial) that they have met the CPE requirements outlined in this document. CPE reporting requirements vary depending on the program in which the professional is certified.
To maintain an active McAfee Institute certification individuals are required to:
Obtain and attest to the completion of the required CPE credit hours on a biennial basis.
Obtain and attest to at least two hours of ethics biennially.
Abide by and attest to their compliance with The McAfee Institute’s Code of Ethics.
Details regarding each of these requirements, as well as hardship exemptions, can be found in the sections below.
For individuals who hold multiple certifications, the CPE hours earned for attending another board certification may be applied toward their required CPE hours for the first certification earned. In other words, if a practicing individual holds both the CECI and CPCI, and completes 30 hours of training related to fraud and investigations, those hours can be used to satisfy the CPE requirements for both the CECI and CPCI.
More information regarding educational program criteria, how CPE hours are measured, acceptable curriculum, and other activities for which certified individuals can earn CPE hours are provided here.
One of the most common ways certified individuals earn CPE hours is by completing educational programs. In fact, certified individuals may earn all of their required biennial CPE hours by attending such programs.
Therefore, the McAfee Institute has established criteria to ensure that educational programs maintain a high standard of quality. For a CPE program to be deemed acceptable by the McAfee Institute, it must meet all of the following criteria:
Be a formal program of learning that contributes directly to the professional competence of the certified individual.
Clearly state program objectives, which specify the level of knowledge the participants should have attained, or the level of competence to be demonstrated upon completion of the program.
Clearly state education or experience prerequisites, if appropriate for the program.
Be developed by individuals who are qualified in the subject matter and instructional design.
Provide current program content.
Provide evidence of program completion or participation and the appropriate number of CPE hours earned (e.g., a certificate of completion).
The McAfee Institute recognizes the following professional education and development programs as meeting the aforementioned criteria:
Seminars and conferences provided by national, state, or local law enforcement, fraud, loss prevention, or similar investigative or intelligence-based organizations.
Technical sessions at meetings of national/federal, state, or local law enforcement, fraud, loss prevention, or similar investigative or intelligence-based chapters (e.g., training provided during a McAfee Institute event).
Formal in-house training programs that meet the aforementioned educational program requirements.
Relevant industry-specific educational programs provided by other professional organizations or societies.
College or university courses enrolled in and passed (credit and noncredit courses with C grade or better) after successful completion of our certification programs are eligible for CPE.
Formal correspondence and self-study programs relevant to intelligence and or investigations that meet program criteria, including evidence of completion.
Every two years, certified individuals receive a notification from The McAfee institute reminding them of their biennial obligation to report CPE hours.
Certified individuals report their CPE hours by submitting a CPE reporting form on a biennial basis, which serves as a signed statement that all applicable CPE requirements have been met.
A separate CPE reporting form is required for each certification held. Supporting documentation (e.g., certificate of training completion) should not be submitted at this time.
Individuals may submit CPE reporting forms through their account page on the McAfee Institute website here. It is the certified individual’s responsibility to ensure that the CPE hours are reported appropriately.
In addition to reporting their completion of the required CPE hours, as stated earlier, certified individuals must indicate whether they conform with the Standards and attest to their compliance with The McAfee Institute’s Code of Ethics.
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