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Live Instructor-Led Program: ($1497 Value)
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Official Study Guide: ($350 Value)
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Industry Recognized


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.

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.

Who attends

  • Intel
  • Military
  • CounterIntelligence
  • Special Operations
  • Loss Prevention
  • Fraud Investigators
  • Private Investigators
  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Room Nurses

G.I. Bill® Approved

McAfee Institute is approved for the Veterans Education Benefits for our resident based (in-person) programs. If you are interested in attending one of our world-renowned board certification programs please follow these directions for enrollment using Veterans Education Benefits.

Steps to Attend

  1. Select the program you want to attend.
  2. Complete the enrollment form here.
  3. You will be notified of your acceptance.
  4. Send in a copy of your eligibility.
  5. Attend the resident based training program.


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. 


Download the complete syllabus below



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 are listed 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
  • 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

  • Defining OSINT
  • Sock Puppet Accounts
  • Creating Sock Puppet Accounts
  • Exploring Bitcoin
  • Documenting Social Media Investigations
  • Keep Yourself Protected
  • What resources are available
  • Useful Tools
  • Facebook Investigations
  • Google Advanced Search
  • Search Multiple Platforms
  • Stupid Criminals, Yes they exist
  • 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

Exploring the Deep Web

  • DarkWeb (Reading Assignment)
  • The Deep Web!
  • Getting Started with TOR (Step by Step)
  • Introducing the TOR Project
  • The Deep Web (Overview)
  • An Exploration 1
  • VPN Services
  • Steps to buy and set up a VPN service to remain anonymous
  • Introduction to the Deep Web
  • Hidden Wiki 2017
  • Black Market Links 2017
  • Deep Web Drug Markets 2017
  • Directories and Lists 2017
  • The Secrets Behind the TOR Browser
  • TOR Wiki (Resource)
  • Quiz 6

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 7

Legal Assistance and Visa Provisions under Federal Law

  • Legal Assistance and Visa Provisions under Federal Law
  • Quiz 8

Collaboration between Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement

  • Collaboration Efforts with Law Enforcement
  • Quiz 9

Victim Support

  • Victim Support Video for Law Enforcement Part 1 Homeland Security
  • Human Trafficking Victim Support Video for Law Enforcement Part 2
  • Quiz 10

Federal Laws

  • Federal Laws of Human Trafficking (Reading Assignment)
  • Quiz 11

CHTI Final Exam

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

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