Process to Obtain your CFI
Candidates sitting for the CFI examination may prepare for the test in several ways.
A. The candidate may elect to sit for the examination using his/her personal experience and knowledge as the basis for preparation. CISA strongly recommends the candidate reviews reference materials and not simply rely on personal experience and knowledge.
B. The candidate may choose to use the Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. Certified
Forensic Interviewer Review Program. The computer-based review program covers all the sections and tasks identified as being necessary to be a CFI by the national survey. The printable text sections provide the candidate the information necessary to successfully complete the tasks listed under each of the separate sections in the content outline. There is an online self test at the conclusion of each module, so the candidate can assess his understanding of the material. The questions are linked back to the pertinent text material so they may be easily reviewed and the correct response to the question understood. It is recommended that you get 100% on each chapter test and the final review to pass the CFI Exam. The amount of time it takes to study for the exam is 20-40 hours. Click Here to purchase the CFI Online Review Program. Once you receive the authorization code for the CFI Prep Course you go to www.wzcfi.com for the CFI Online Review Program.
C. The candidate may elect to attend a CFI Preparatory Seminar designed to assist individuals in preparing for the examination. Those who have purchased a CFI Review Program are welcome to sign up for our CFI Preparation Seminars. These Seminars take place about four times per year in different locations throughout the country. The online CFI Review Program should be completed prior to attending the CFI Prep Seminar. To register for the 2-day CFI Seminar Click Here.
2. Send in Application for Exam
Read through all the information in the Handbook then fill out the application. If you are using college experience to help fulfill your eligibility requirements, an official copy of your transcripts must be included with the application. Mail the application with payment to AMP, CISA Examination, 18000 W. 105th St., Olathe, KS 66061-7543.
NOTE: It takes approximately 3-4 weeks for applications to be processed. After the application is approved candidates have only 3 months to schedule the exam.
Once your application is approved, you will receive a letter and email with directions on how to select a testing center in your area and schedule an exam sitting.
3. Schedule Your Exam
A. Online Scheduling: You may complete the scheduling process in one online session by
visiting www.goAMP.com and clicking on “Schedule/Apply for an Exam.” Click Here for directions on how to Schedule your exam. If special accommodations are being requested, please call AMP at 888/519-9901.
B. Telephone Scheduling: Call AMP at 888/519-9901 to schedule your examination appointment. This toll free number is answered from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
When you call to schedule an appointment for examination, you will be notified of the time to report to the Assessment Center. Please make a note of it because you will NOT receive an admission letter.
After sitting for the CFI examination you will be given immediate results (U.S. Only) as to whether or not you passed. If you pass you will receive a CFI certificate, membership card and CFI Challenge Coin, as well as directions on meeting Continuing Education Credit (CEC) requirements for recertification via mail. If you fail you will receive directions on how to apply to retake the exam. Please allow one month to receive the hard copy of the certificate, membership card, and coin.
4. Receive your CFI Coin, Membership Card, and Certificate
You will receive these items the month after you sit and pass the exam. Example: Pass the exam in March you will receive your documentation within the first two weeks of April. You will then start to receive the CFInsider Journal, have access to the website and important information.