Selecting a private investigation firm that will achieve the results you want in a timely manner is no simple task. With a multitude of different licenses, certifications, and professional organizations, it is difficult to understand the importance of each certification and how it can benefit your particular case. Attached is a list of certifications that we and many other accredited professionals have deemed essential to performing the highest level of investigation. BURTIS INVESTIGATIONS has achieved these milestones and utilizes the broad spectrum of information to manage, plan, and review your specific needs. The network utilized by BURTIS INVESTIGATIONS are all individually licensed, insured, and selected based on their experience, ethical standards, and independent certifications.
People can highlight their years of experience, rely on their former government titles and/or embellish resumes, websites, and LinkedIn profiles. However, when it comes time to deliver quality training, case strategy or expert testimony, the real training and experience may not reflect their advertising. BURTIS INVESTIGATIONS is focused on superior results, customer service, and long-term business relationships based on trust.
Licensing ensures the individual has met the minimum qualifying standards and background investigation set forth by the licensing agency. Respected, independent, and board-certified credentialing organizations usually have a higher standard and a continuing education requirement. This provides an extra layer of confidence when you are trusting a private investigation firm with your confidential information, intellectual property, trade secrets, acting on their consultation, or allowing them to train your staff.
CERTIFIED PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL (CPP)
The Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ) is considered the “gold standard” certification for security management professionals and demonstrates your knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security. Globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals. Eligibility requirements include 7-9 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function. the body of knowledge tested includes; Security Principles and Practices, Business Principles and Practices, Investigations, Personnel Security, Physical Security, Information Security, and Crisis Management.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED INVESTIGATOR (PCI)
The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification provides demonstrable proof of an individual's knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Five years of investigations experience, including at least two years in case management.
ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FINANCIAL CRIME SPECIALISTS (ACFCS)
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL CRIME SPECIALIST (CFCS)
Whether it’s cyber fraudsters, human traffickers, corrupt officials, tax evaders, financial crime professionals are facing a wider and more complex landscape of risks and threats than ever before. The Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) credential is the only certification to respond to this need for professionals with diverse skills and broad-based knowledge across the financial crime spectrum. The body of knowledge tested includes; Investigations, Anti-Money Laundering, Corruption, Cyber-Security, Fraud, Compliance Programs, Asset Recovery, Tax Evasion, and Sanctions.
NATIONAL WHITE-COLLAR CRIME CENTER (NW3C)
CERTIFIED ECONOMIC CRIME FORENSIC EXAMINER (CECFE)
Investigate and analyze information related to financial conduct of all types and investigate illegal financial activity. The individual must demonstrate years of experience in the field and approved training in; Theory and History, Common Economic Crimes and Fraud Schemes, Currencies, Financial Instruments, and Payments, Financial Analysis, Fraud Prevention, Legislative, Legal, and Regulatory Framework.