If you are interested in the fascinating world of forensic interviewing, let me tell you that you have come to the right place. I will tell you everything you need to know to become an expert forensic interrogator in Mexico and obtain the coveted WZ/IAI CFI certification that will open doors to new career opportunities.
What is the Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) program?
The Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) program was created by the International Association of Interviewers (IAI) to raise the level of professionalism in the field of interviewing.
The CFI certification is the result of the work of more than 40 interviewing experts, law enforcement representatives, and corporate professionals.
Each development team member contributed their expertise to ensure that the CFI exam addressed the core skill sets identified in extensive surveys of public and private sector interviewers and interrogators.
Benefits of obtaining CFI certification
CFI certification is noted for its rigorous standards, continuing education requirements, and code of ethics. For the public or private sector interviewer, this certification represents a stepping stone to professionalization, exceeding current industry requirements. In addition, organizations that adopt CFI certification demonstrate their commitment to the continuing education of their employees, adhering to high interviewing standards and integrating integrity into their processes.
How to prepare for the CFI exam?
The process of preparing for the CFI exam can be accomplished in several ways:
- Study using your own knowledge and experience
- Opt for Wicklander-Zulawski’s CFI Online Prep Course, a comprehensive and recommended option
- Attend the Wicklander-Zulawski’s Prep
- CFI Exam Details
Once prepared, you will be able to schedule your exam at a time that best fits your schedule. To do so, you will need a computer that meets certain technical requirements, such as 1 GB of RAM or more, a wired high-speed Internet connection, and the availability of a camera, microphone, and speakers connected to your computer. Browser compatibility must be with IE, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
The exam consists of 97 questions and to pass, you need to get a minimum of 69.5% correct answers.
CFI Recertification and Benefits
Once certified as a CFI, you must recertify every three years by obtaining 24 hours of continuing education and paying a $150 fee. Recertification is an opportunity to continue to grow professionally and stay current with the latest practices and advances in the field of forensic interviewing.
Remember, this certification is your passport to a more prosperous and rewarding career as a forensic interviewer in Mexico. Get ready to take the next step and earn the WZ/IAI CFI certification that will open doors in the exciting world of forensic interviewing!