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Certified Internal Investigation Officer (CIIO)

Certified Internal Investigation Officer (CIIO) is designed as a "stand-alone" certification.  The CCIO certification course examines internal investigative strategies, methods, systematic processes, tools, ethics, and recourse limitations of fact-finding when conducting internal investigations. CIIO candidates will learn investigative processes that often make the difference between successful and unsuccessful investigations. In this highly fast-paced program, candidates will learn how to use investigative techniques to conduct suitable and viable investigations, utilizing real-world scenarios to highlight the ethical and legal aspects and potential consequences associated with conducting internal investigations. Certified Internal Investigation Officers are highly qualified and ready to conduct the most effective investigations possible.


(9 units)
500 Series Certification
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Certification Exam: Required

Topics covered during this certification program include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Types of investigations:

    • EEO

    • HR Violation

    • Theft Investigations

    • Drug Investigation

    • Fraud Investigation

    • Workplace Violence

    • Trade Secret Investigation

    • Computer Crime

    • Ethic Violation

  • Elements of a Successful Investigation:

    • Process of Investigation

    • Fact Finding

    • Fundamentals of Internal Investigation

    • The Role of the Investigator

    • Objective of Investigation

    • Strategies and Outcomes

    • Evidence Collection and Preservation

    • Surveillance Strategy

    • Research and Audit Strategy

    • Forensics

    • Deception and Detection

    • Undercover works

    • Interview and interrogation

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