Lifetime CICA

Lifetime Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst is the third tier of the IALEIA Professional Certification Program. An individual at the Lifetime Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst tier is someone who has served in the criminal intelligence or analysis profession for twenty (20) or more years. This tier is intended to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to the analytic profession through their many years of service. The Lifetime Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst should serve as a role model and mentor for those less experienced analysts entering the criminal analysis profession and, as such, the Lifetime CICA status is recognition of outstanding service and competency over the long term.
 
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $150 to apply for this certification
  • If the applicant is not eligible for this certification, the fee will not be returned
  • Continuous IALEIA membership for a minimum of ten (10) years is required to apply for this certification
  • IALEIA membership must be maintained to retain this certification

Lifetime CICA – Criteria

After an appropriate period of employment in a criminal intelligence or analysis position and the required years of membership in IALEIA, a person may apply to become a Lifetime Criminal intelligence Certified Analyst. The applicant must have been previously certified as a CICA and maintained the CICA certification for a minimum of five (5) years to be eligible for the Lifetime CICA certification.

1.Current IALEIA [regular] member in good standing for a minimum of ten (10) years
2.Current CICA certification status – must have held for at least five (5) years
3.Assignment to a job function that involves the application of analytic and intelligence techniques and methods
4.Adherence to IALEIA standards for ethics and professional conduct
5.Submission of Lifetime Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst application and fee payment
6.Applicants must satisfy the re-certification requirements for their CICA renewal (per Part III), which is a part of the Lifetime CICA application process

Lifetime CICA – Renewal

The Lifetime Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst certification does not require renewal and will remain in force for so long as the individual who holds the certification remains an IALEIA member in good standing. Should an individual who holds a Lifetime CICA certification leave IALEIA membership, his/her certification will no longer be active.
 
The Lifetime CICA application


Lifetime Tenured Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst
Lifetime Tenured Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst is an honorary tier awarded under special circumstances to those individuals who have held the Lifetime CICA certification, but subsequently retired from their full-time criminal intelligence or analysis position.
 
  • There is no fee required to apply for this honorary status
  • The applicant must apply in writing to the Certification Manager
  • The applicant must hold a current Lifetime CICA certification
  • The applicant must provide documentation that he/she has entered into an official retirement status from his/her employing agency/organization
  • Continuous IALEIA membership for a minimum of ten (10) years is required
  • IALEIA membership does not need to be maintained to retain this honorary status

Lifetime Tenured CICA – Criteria
If at some point after having been awarded the Lifetime CICA certification, the individual officially retires from his/her employing organization, and does not engage in further employment in an analytical capacity, he/she may apply for a special award of Lifetime Tenured CICA. Lifetime Tenured CICA is an honorary status that may be best owed, upon request, to an applicant by the Director of Professional Development. There is no fee for this award and it does not require any further action on the part of the recipient.

Lifetime Tenured CICA – Renewal
An individual who holds the Lifetime Tenured CICA is considered to have entered a retired status in terms of analytic employment and is, therefore not required to engage in any renewal actions, or maintain his/her IALEIA membership in order to retain this honorary status.

For more information about the Lifetime Certification please email the Certification Chairperson at certification@ialeia.org.