Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training

The FIAT Program provides quality analytic training, using experienced analysts, to members of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU), and other interested parties at a reasonable cost on a regional basis.
FIAT Course Overview  
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The FIAT is a five-day introduction to the basics of law enforcement intelligence analysis. As the name indicates, FIAT aims to provide a foundation, a basic knowledge and understanding, of the elements of the law enforcement analysis profession. It was designed to be an entry-level curriculum and meets the educational requirements for the IALEIA Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst (CICA) certification process. Completion of the FIAT does not automatically provide certification. See the Certification section for a complete list of criteria.
Course topics include:
  • Introduction to Intelligence
  • The Intelligence Cycle
  • Legal Issues/Ethics
  • Sources of Information
  • Core Competencies
  • National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan
  • Creative/Critical Thinking
  • Logic and Inference Development
  • Analysis of Competing Hypotheses
  • Recommendations Development
  • Crime Analysis
  • Indicator Development
  • Association Analysis
  • Flow Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Communication Analysis
  • Products of Intelligence
  • Resources and References
The FIAT curriculum is guided by the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP) and the IALEIA/Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative's Law Enforcement Analytic Standards. It is intended for civilian and sworn law enforcement, as well as regulatory personnel who have not received formal, basic, intelligence analysis training.
The FIAT course is approved for agency funding reimbursement by U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS funding must be coordinated with the state grant coordinator.
FIAT is a cooperative venture of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) and Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU).
FIAT seats are $600 (USD) for current IALEIA/LEIU members and $750 (USD) for non-members. Courses held outside North America may have different fee schedules.

Non-members who successfully complete the class may apply for IALEIA membership at a reduced rate of $25 (USD) within thirty (30) days of course completion. Just ask a class instructor to be your sponsor and complete a membership form.
For further details contact the FIAT Coordinator:
Please continue to watch for additional courses.  We are actively seeking future hosting locations. Contact the FIAT Program Manager for more information at
Hosting a FIAT in your area?
FIAT is always looking for a host agency that is willing to offer an 'open' course that IALEIA and LEIU can advertise to its members and the law enforcement intelligence community. This is a great way to bring the course to your area. Minimum registration for an 'open' class is 15 students. Registration for a FIAT course closes once a class has reached its limit of 24; however, individuals may still have their name added to the waiting listing of a given course. The host agency of an 'open' course is required purchase at least two (2) seats in any class. The host agency will receive one (1) free seat after the minimum registration has been met.
A host agency may also request a 'closed' class. The host of a closed course is financially responsible for the full course fee and determines who will be allowed to attend. The maximum capacity of a closed course is 24 students. Contact the FIAT Coordinator for closed course fees.
Host agencies for both types of courses are asked to provide the training rooms needed for the class and to specify a course Point of Contact for registration and on-site coordination.
Any agency or organization interested in a FIAT is encouraged to contact the FIAT Program Manager in order to obtain additional information and to schedule a course.
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