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.
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.
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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 equivalency 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 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.
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You have to renew the board certification every two years, once you are certified. The cost is $125 for an additional two years. CPE requirements arelisted here.
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
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)