What is the CHTI all about?

The Board Certified Human Trafficking Investigator (CHTI®) designation is awarded to Human Trafficking practitioners who have proven expertise and proficiency in human trafficking investigation management, intelligence gathering, digital evidence collection, interview, and interrogation, developing reports and testimony to validate findings. The CHTI® is evidence of an expert skill set in Human Trafficking investigations.

Certified Human Trafficking Investigator (CHTI)

This is the most sought after certification in the industry for those professionals in law enforcement wanting to elevate their career to the next level with an emphasis in human trafficking. The CHTI® credential is premier credential in the industry and is taught by world class professionals which will teach you everything you need to know to be highly effective in combating the global issue of human trafficking.

The CHTI credential is tough and demanding, but fun to study for. You will learn and grow with this phenomenal certification program which will keep you on the edge of your seat and even better yet, it's all online. There are no boring theory lectures here. It's all how-to-based 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.Begin today on the exciting adventure of becoming one of the elite, a Certified Human Trafficking Investigator.

Even better yet! This certification program and all the resources are completely online and self-study! No matter when you want it, where you want it or where you are located around the world, it will be available 24/7/365.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Law Enforcement Professionals
    • Private Investigators
    • Intelligence Professionals


    Course Benefits:

    • Access: 24/7/365 Online Unlimited Access
    • Credential Earned: Board Certification
    • Availability: Desktop, Mobile, Tablet
    • Online Exam: 1 Year License Included ($350 Value)
    • Prep Review Materials: Prep Review Quizzes ($450 Value)
    • Digital Manual: Included ($299 Value)
    • CPE Credits: Included
    • Nationally Recognized Credential: NASBA, NICE & More
    • Live Mentors: Available 9-6PM CST via Chat

    Bonus Items for Enrolling Today:

    • Exam Guarantee: Pass it or try again on us! (Value $350)
    • Keep Sake: Diploma, Padded Cover, Transcripts (Value $300)


    Eligibility Requirements:

    Applicant experience must meet one of the four following criteria listed below:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher plus three years of experience in investigations, IT, fraud, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and/or loss prevention or
    • Associates degree plus four years of experience as stated above or
    • High school diploma or GED plus four years of experience as stated above or
    • Minimum two years experience as a full-time faculty member at an accredited educational institution.

    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 a CHTI™. Applicant must provide a copy of certified transcript of education ONLY if using 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 Human Trafficking Investigator.



    What is Human Trafficking?

    • Code of Ethics
    • Group Forum Discussion: Introduce Yourself!
    • Defining Human Trafficking
    • The Three Elements of Human Trafficking
    • Various Forms of Exploitation
    • Foreign & Domestic Trafficking
    • Case Example 1
    • Distinction Between Trafficking and Smuggling
    • Case Example 2
    • Case Example 3
    • Case Example 4
    • Summary
    • Course Resources
    • Module 1 Quiz: Human Trafficking

    Dynamics of Human Trafficking

    • Dynamics of HT Victims (Reading Assignment)
    • The Dynamics of Human Trafficking
    • Trauma on Victims
    • The Connection Between Sex Trafficking and the Porn Industry
    • Myths and Misconceptions
    • Porn Links to Sex Trafficking (Briefing Capitol Hill)
    • Module 2 Quiz: Human Trafficking Dynamics

    Signs of Human Trafficking

    • Introduction to Control Mechanisms
    • Control Indicators
    • Threats of Safety
    • Living Conditions Indicators
    • Medical Indicators
    • Physical Indicators
    • Other Indicators
    • Quiz 3

    How to Investigate Human Trafficking

    • Human Trafficking Investigations (Forms of HT)
    • Quiz 4

    Effective Cyber Investigations & Intelligence Gathering

    • Introduction to the Deep Web
    • Defining OSINT
    • Sock Puppet Accounts
    • Creating Sock Puppet Accounts
    • Documenting Social Media Investigations
    • Keep Yourself Protected
    • What resources are available
    • Useful Tools
    • Facebook Investigations
    • Google Advanced Search
    • Search Multiple Platforms
    • Exploring Bitcoin
    • Stupid Criminals, Yes they exist
    • Exploring Tor
    • The Secrets Behind the TOR Browser
    • An Exploration into the Deep Web
    • Digital Case File
    • Dating Site Introduction
    • Doing a Basic Search on Plenty of Fish
    • Plenty of Fish Advanced Search
    • Searching for a Username on Plenty of Fish
    • Searching the Forums in Plenty of Fish
    • Match.com Login and Overview
    • Match.com Search Functions
    • What about Google Site Search
    • Quiz 5

    Email Headers and Digital Forensics

    • Cyber Forensics (Reading Assignment)
    • Investigating Email Crimes
    • Email Header Information
    • What do we do
    • Mobile Forensics Part 1
    • Mobile Forensics Part 2
    • Quiz 6

    Legal Assistance and Visa Provisions under Federal Law

    • Legal Assistance and Visa Provisions under Federal Law
    • Quiz 7

    Collaboration between Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement

    • Collaboration Efforts with Law Enforcement
    • Quiz 8

    Victim Support

    • Victim Support Video for Law Enforcement Part 1 Homeland Security
    • Human Trafficking Victim Support Video for Law Enforcement Part 2
    • Quiz 9

    Federal Laws

    • Federal Laws of Human Trafficking (Reading Assignment)
    • Quiz 10

    CHTI Final Exam

    • Preparing for the final exam
    • Exam Application
    • Final Exam: CHTI

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        Irene Neumann

          CHTI Review

          The CHTI provides valuable training for those who seek to better understand the pervasiveness and scope of human trafficking as well as the impact of this crime has on its victims. The course makes clear how we can recognize victims of trafficking in all of its forms through signs of abuse. Human trafficking is truly a human rights violation. The courses section on Laws thoroughly covers Acts relevant to the trafficking. It is gratifying to see the evolution of the victims protection Acts in the U.S. and how they have come to better deal with this growing problem. The course provides good grounding in the essential roles of the various departments and agencies that have been established in the U.S. to fight trafficking as well as those that provide support for victims. The CHTI is well constructed in terms of its coverage of a range of training material, along with excellent hand-outs. My only criticism is that I would have liked to have done some hands-on work in the form of an assignment.

          Andy Ano


            I thought this course was informative and put together quite well. Some slides may need a little updating but overall a great course. I am glad I took it and will put the information I have learned to good use. Thanks Again Andy J. Ano