Internal Affairs Certification

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CRITERIA/PREREQUISITES FOR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

There are no prerequisites for attending the Internal Affairs Conference or challenging the test for Internal Affairs Certification at the Internal Affairs Conference.

WHO SHOULD CERTIFY?

  • Personnel who will be assigned to investigate citizen complaints, administrative investigations, and employee misconduct allegations, whether or not specifically assigned to an Internal Affairs/Office of Professional Standards/Public Integrity unit

  • Personnel who are or may be tasked with conducting administrative audits of the agency's high risk/critical task operations

  • Supervisors, managers, and chief executive officers responsible for the conduct and adjudication of these types of administrative investigations

  • Personnel assigned to public risk management functions who will be affected by the conduct of these types of administrative investigations/audits

  • Personnel of legal units who may be tasked with defending agency practices or disciplinary actions

CERTIFICATION VALIDITY

Certification will be valid for three (3) years. The successful candidate will receive special recognition for this achievement.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE UPON COMPLETION

  • A Certificate stating your status as a Certified Internal Affairs Supervisor/Investigator

  • The opportunity to network with other Certified Internal Affairs Investigators allows certified members to share information and discuss issues in conducting internal and administrative investigations

TESTING REQUIREMENT

  • Certification will require each candidate to pass a writing examination given at the conference

  • The examination will address significant IA/OPS content covered at the conference.

RE-CERTIFICATION

For those graduates of the Certification Program who desire to maintain current status as a Certified Internal Affairs Investigator/Supervisor, you will be required to attend:

  • One (1) PATC Internal Affairs related training program during the three (3) year validity period.

                                 OR

  • Attend the 5-day Internal Affairs Conference.