​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Becoming Certified

The Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certification program is based on a series of core competencies in the field of computer/digital forensics. IACIS offers the CFCE certification program to prospective candidates who wish to attain the CFCE certification. The program is comprised of two phases:

  • Peer review phase - Candidates complete four scenario based problems guided by a forensic professional through a mentored process whereby candidates are able to submit reports or assessment documents after completing each practical exercise
  • Certification Phase - an independent exercise wherein the candidate must complete a practical exercise and written final examination. Upon successful completion, the candidate will be awarded the Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certification.

Each certified CFCE member must satisfy recertification requirements every three years. IACIS offers proficiency tests on a regular basis for organizations or laboratories that require frequent proficiency tests. Likewise, proficiency tests are offered to certified CFCE members in the third year from the initial date of certification for the sole purpose of recertification.

For more information concerning IACIS certification services, please visit the links under our certification section. If you have further questions, please send an email to certification@iacis.com​​​​

Get Certified​

The IACIS membership fee is waved with the purchase of the certification process. If you are not already an IACIS member then please request access by completing the membership application at the following link. Once your access has been approved you can purchase the certification product from the main landing page upon signing in. 

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IACIS Accreditation


The International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists is an accredited certifying body by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board. The Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board (FSAB) is an independent board established to accredit professional bodies that certify forensic sciensts and other forensic…

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​For those sitting on the fence contemplating the challenge (be it an experienced or junior examiner), I hope you will join me in having as much fun, frustration, and discover/renew your knowledge during the process. Hands down the best testing method and experience!

Roy Cheok, Australian Federal Police
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I will thank you for the fantastic BFCE-course in Opatija, Croatia.
I am working for over 10 years in the forensic computer field but learned a lot in the course.
You have a wonderful organization, professional instructors and road-coaches.
I look forward to become a CFCE-member.​

Jan van der Does, Netherlands​

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Need Training and Certification? Why not bundle BFCE, Membership, CFCE and SAVE $$

For those attending the Basic Computer Forensc Examiner training course, the first year of membership fees are waived. But wait, there's more. For those successfully completing the BCFE training, the Certified Forensic Computer Examiner fees may be waived! For additional details, ask a member of the IACIS staff.

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