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CIFIAbout the CIFI Certification


The Certified Information Forensics Investigator,  (CIFI) Certification is a designation earned exclusively by the most qualified information forensic professionals in the field. Along with adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct, the CIFI epitomizes the highest standards in knowledge requirements and expertise. The CIFI encompasses multiple domains of knowledge, practical experience, and a demonstration of expertise and understanding accomplished through a rigorous exam proctored under the most controlled of environments. Unlike many vendor certifications, the CIFI maintains vendor neutrality and is independent of dependency requirements such as sponsored training, purchasing of product, or requirements other than ability. In fact, candidates may choose to sit for the exam without any restrictions other than adherence to the IISFA code of ethics and the exam fee. The CIFI is recognized as the only certification that truly represents the abilities of field information forensics investigators and is the benchmark by which they are measured. Earning the CIFI designation is a significant accomplishment and identifies the best in the profession of information forensics investigator. 

The Certified Information Forensics Investigator, (CIFI) Certification is specifically developed for experienced information forensics investigators who have practical experience in performing investigation for law enforcement or as part of a corporate investigations team. The CIFI certification is designed to demonstrate expertise in all aspects of the information investigative process and is dedicated to bringing a level of consistency to the profession than can be recognized outside the field.


CIFI Impacts  Your Career and Your Organization

Enterprises demand Forensics Investigator that possess the knowledge and expertise to help them identify critical issues and customize practices to support trust in and value from information systems.The skills and practices that CIFI promotes and evaluates are the building blocks of success in the field. Possessing the CIFI demonstrates proficiency and is the basis for measurement in the profession.

 CIFI Certification:

  • Confirms your knowledge and experience
  • Quantifies and markets your expertise
  • Demonstrates that you have gained and maintained the level of knowledge required to meet the dynamic challenges of a modern enterpriseIs
  • Is globally recognized as the mark of excellence for the Forensics Professional
  • Combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of work and educational experience, providing you with credibility in the marketplace.
  • Increases your value to your organization
  • Gives you a competitive advantage over peers when seeking job growth
  • Helps you achieve a high professional standard through IISFA's requirements for  continuing education and ethical conduct

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CIFI Exam Information

Length of exam


Number of questions


Question format

Multiple choice questions

Passing grade

70 out of 100 points

Exam Availability

The CIFI exam is available worldwide with remote software application

Testing center


Study tools

Official CIFI training seminar












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