East Coast Gang Investigators Association (ECGIA) is offering a two-level Certification Program. The Certifications, paired with experience, will serve as recognition that you possess a standard of professional competency, knowledge and specialization in the area of gangs
ECGIA Basic Certification The ECGIA Basic Certification recognizes law enforcement that have limited work experience in the field of gang investigation; however, they are an active member in a professional gang investigation organization and have attended gang training.
Requirements: * Criminal justice employee * Active member of a Gang Investigators Association. * Proof of attendance at an ECGIA recognized Gang Investigators Association training within a year.
Administration: Issuance of a formal certificate upon proof of work status, membership and training completion.
Cost: $50 ECGIA Basic Certification
ECGIA Certified Gang Professional (CGP) Program The Certified Gang Professional (CGP) Program certifies law enforcement that have more than five years of experience, attend gang and intelligence training, hold an active membership in a professional gang investigation organization and successfully pass an examination.
Requirements: *Criminal justice employee, in the field for more than 5 years. *Active member of a Gang Investigators Association. *Proof of attendance at an ECGIA recognized Gang Investigators Association training within a year prior to the CGP testing. *Participate in on-site ‘Gangs 101’ course of instruction. *Successfully pass the certification exam with a score of 85% or more. Applicants that do not pass the initial test have two chances within one year to retake the exam.
Administration: *Administration and facilitation will be provided by ECGIA members during regional training, conferences and other posted events advertised on its site: www.ecgia.org. *Issuance of a formal certificate upon successful completion.
Study Material: To assist those wishing to take the exam for the ECGIA Certified Gang Professional (CGP) designation, ECGIA will provide our training guide to applicants approved to take the exam.
Cost: $125 Certified Gang Professional for a period of 3 years. $125 for Recertification (*requirements listed above except on-site gangs 101 is not needed) Refunds will not be granted in any circumstance, including if an applicant does not pass the exam.
To Apply: Scan your completed application and training certificates in .pdf format and email them to email@example.com
Send payment, by check, to ECGIA 688 Stony Hill Road Suite 22, Yardley, PA 19067. Make checks payable to East Coast Gang Investigators Association. To pay by credit card contact Gillian Burkett at firstname.lastname@example.org or pay online using the links provided on the applications.
Questions: Questions can be directed to the ECGIA Certification Coordinator at Certification@ecgia.org.