CICA Recertification

The CICA is valid for five (5) years.  Applicants must demonstrate continued analytical skills development and professional competency advancement in order to renew their CICA.
Re-certification applicants shall be a Regular member in good standing who adheres to the IALEIA code of ethical and professional conduct, completed a minimum of eight (8) hours of continuing education hours/credit per year, and have completed at least three (3) of the following  qualifying activities since their last certification:
  • published a 1,000 word or greater article in the field of intelligence or analysis, which may have been co-authored with no more than two (2) other individuals;
  • developed an intelligence or analysis training segment of at least two (2) hours;
  • presented an intelligence or analysis training segment of at least two (2) hours developed by someone else;
  • participated in providing 16 hours or more of advanced training by a recognized provider or agency;
  • coordination and development of at least (1) training summit or multiple days of intelligence or analysis training sessions;
  • documented or submitted an analytical technique to the IALEIA Journal of Intelligence Analysis or other academic, peer-reviewed publication;
  • nominated for, or awarded, a national or international analytic professional award;
  • participated in a complex case or assessment over at least three (3) month period which was required the use of significant analytic skills and methodologies AND is documented by a supervisor;
  • completed a special project, such as regular contribution to an intelligence publication, which may be recognized as significant by the Professional Certification or Awards committees; 
  • documentation of a grant policy or grant report (intelligence focused) written and produced;
  • participated as an active Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT) instructor in a regularly-scheduled FIAT class; or
  • served as an officer or committee chair in an intelligence organization.
A CICA Re-certification online application must be submitted with the fee payment (for applicants unable to access the online application, a downloadable version is available). Upon approval, the individual will receive a letter of congratulations and a new certificate with a new re-certification date.  If the application is disapproved, the individual will receive a notification along with the supporting rationale for the decision. The fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee approval of application.