What is the Q|HTI all about?

The Qualified Human Trafficking Investigator (QHTI®) 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 QHTI® 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 QHTI® 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 QHTI 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, its all online. There are no boring theory lectures here. It's all how-to-based tutorials, videos, and personal mentor ship 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.


Over 240 lectures!

  • You earn 31 CPE credits for completing this program
  • The modules are self-study and available at your own pace and schedule.
  • This program was developed from the industries best in law enforcement, human trafficking, and prosecution. They are the very people that mentor you along the way.

To Earn your Designation and Credential you will Need to Purchase the Board Exam: Purchase the Bundle Pack to include the Board Exam today and Save Even More vs. buying it separately. Choose the bundle pack on this page.

Who Should Attend?

  • Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Private Investigators
  • Intelligence Professionals

The Benefits!

  • Lifetime Access. No Limits!
  • Tablet Accessibility
  • 31 CPE Credits & Board Certificate
  • Nationally Accredited through NASBA

Eligibility Requirements for Board Certification:

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 QHTI™. 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
  • Board Exam Purchase

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    Well Worth It!!!

    I have to say this course was worth taking. Some chapters about cyber security, intelligence gathering, identity security were interesting and fascinating to me. You need significant knowledge of computer programming & technology to understand how to use it for your best interests AND personal security. (Some things I learned about cyber security, etc. scared me.) Scotty, beam me up.