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Tuition: Training Schedule and Tuition
Notes: Class locations are subject to change. You will be informed of the class location in a reporting instructions e-mail that you will receive 30 days prior to the start of the class.

For classes held at one of the listed Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) (Glynco, Georgia; Cheltenham, Maryland; and Charleston, South Carolina), lodging, meals, and miscellaneous costs are not included in the tuition. Please visit the IGCIA Registration & Payment page for more information.



Essentials of Inspector General Investigations (EIGI)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Apr. 18 - 28, 2017 Glynco, GA (FLETC) $1,250 * EIGI - 1701
Aug. 21 - 31, 2017 Glynco, GA (FLETC) $1,250 * EIGI - 1702

* This class is held at a FLETC location; additional fees apply. Please visit the IGCIA Registration & Payment page for more information.

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Who Should Attend: Federal, state, local, and military IG personnel who conduct civil and/or administrative investigations, as well as those who support criminal investigations, including general investigators, auditors, attorneys, analysts, evaluators, inspectors, hotline operators, and investigative research specialists. {Criminal investigators (GS-1811) should attend IG-ITP or TTP instead.}

What You Will Learn: Basic criminal, civil, and administrative investigative techniques, legal concepts and procedures, and fraud schemes commonly worked within the IG community. During this interactive program, you will conduct interviews, write investigative reports, and participate in mock presentations of a criminal case and an administrative hearing while being mentored by an experienced IG field investigator. Participants may be eligible to earn CPEs up to 79 hours for successful completion of this program.

Core Topics

  • Introduction to the IG Community and the IG Act
  • Criminal, Civil, and Administrative Remedies
  • Common Fraud Schemes
  • Employee Misconduct Investigations
  • Employee Rights and Warnings
  • Interview Techniques
  • Investigative Writing
  • Inspector General Subpoenas
  • Sworn Statements
  • Administrative Organizations & Hearing Practices

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IG Investigator Training Program (IG-ITP)
Only available to CIGIE member agencies
Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Jan. 24 - Feb. 15, 2017 (CANCELED) Glynco, GA (FLETC) $1,150 * ITP-1701
May 2 - 24, 2017 Glynco, GA (FLETC) $1,150 * ITP-1702
Sept. 6 - 28, 2017 Glynco, GA (FLETC) $1,150 * ITP-1703

* This class is held at a FLETC location; additional fees apply. Please visit the IGCIA Registration & Payment page for more information.

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Who Should Attend: New federal IG criminal investigators, ideally within the first year of OIG employment and within 3-6 months of completing the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP). CITP or an equivalent basic criminal investigator training program is a prerequisite.

What You Will Learn: This accredited program will introduce new IG agents to the multitude of authorities, duties, responsibilities, and obligations that stem from the IG Act of 1978, as amended. You will “learn by doing” by participating in a variety of individual and group exercises designed to provide IG-specific investigative training and enhance basic law enforcement skills.

Core Topics:

  • Introduction to the IG Community and the IG Act
  • CIGIE Quality Standards for Investigations
  • Ethics
  • Investigative Planning
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • IG Subpoenas
  • Employee Rights and Obligations
  • Surveillance Techniques
  • Employee Misconduct Investigations
  • Government Workplace Searches
  • Program Fraud Investigations
  • Contract Fraud Investigations
  • Grant Fraud Investigations
  • Civil and Administrative Remedies
  • Suspension and Debarment
  • Firearms training
  • Use of Force Training and Judgment Drills
  • Defensive Tactics Training and Drills
  • Investigative Writing
  • Sworn Statements
  • Case Presentation
  • Search Warrant Preparation and Execution

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IG Transitional Training Program (TTP)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Dec. 13 - 16, 2016 Houston, TX $500 TTP-1701
Apr. 4 - 7, 2017 Washington, DC $500 TTP-1702
July 11 - 14, 2017 Cleveland, OH $500 TTP-1703

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Who Should Attend: Federal IG Criminal Investigators within their first year of employment in an OIG, ideally within the first 3-6 months of OIG employment, who have successfully completed the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) or its federal law enforcement training equivalent (e.g., FBI or DEA Special Agent Basic Training) with at least 3 years of federal criminal investigative experience and who have completed another federal agency-specific basic (follow-on) training program.

What You Will Learn: Essential IG-specific legal guidance and an introduction to the types of investigations typically worked within the IG community, as well as the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and the primary authorities, duties, responsibilities, and obligations that stem from the Act. This program builds on your previous experience and utilizes case study methodology to impart knowledge that will aid your transition to IG investigations.

Core Topics:

  • Introduction to the IG Community
  • The IG Act of 1978, as amended
  • CIGIE Quality Standards for Investigations
  • Employee Rights and Obligations
  • Civil and Administrative Remedies
  • Government Workplace Searches
  • IG Subpoenas
  • Program Fraud
  • Grant Fraud
  • Contract Fraud
  • Employee Misconduct Investigations
  • Suspension and Debarment
  • Proactive Approaches to IG Investigations
  • Current Trends in IG Investigations and IG Case Studies
  • Agent Liability

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Adjunct Instructor Training Program (AITP)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Please contact Michael Schexnayder --- $500 AITP-1701
IGCIA Program Manager for this course, for details. --- $500 AITP-1702

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Who Should Attend: The Adjunct Instructor Training Program (AITP) is a 1-week basic instructor training program designed for adjunct instructors who teach and facilitate in CIGIE Training Institute programs. This program is intended for current and prospective adjunct instructors who have minimal experience training adults or for those who want to further develop their instructional and facilitation skills. Attendance is by invitation only. Other partner organizations may attend if space is available.

What You Will Learn: Through classroom activities and interactive training exercises, participants will learn about the professional standards for CIGIE Training Institute adjunct instructors, instructional systems design, student-centered learning, basic presentation development and delivery skills, basic training facilitation and student feedback skills, and classroom management for adult learners.

Core Topics:

  • Professional Standards for Adjunct Instructors
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Instructional Systems Design and Evaluating Training
  • Developing Effective Presentations
  • Delivering Effective Presentations
  • Facilitation Principles and Techniques
  • Classroom Management

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Hotline Operator Training Program (HOTP)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Nov. 15 - 18, 2016 (CANCELED) Charleston, SC (FLETC) $500 * HOTP-1701
June 13 - 16, 2017 Charleston, SC (FLETC) $500 * HOTP-1702

* This class is held at a FLETC location; additional fees apply. Please visit the IGCIA Registration & Payment page for more information.

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Who Should Attend: Federal, state, local, and military hotline operators, as well as others responsible for responding to electronic or telephonic hotline complaints.

What You Will Learn: The basic skills and techniques needed to accurately collect critical information via telephonic interviews and electronic correspondence. Learn the appropriate documentation, procedures, and legal requirements necessary to ensure the integrity of information that could lead to further investigation. Increase your ability to effectively elicit accurate data from each hotline interaction during realistic scenarios facilitated by experienced practitioners who provide feedback to each participant. This program will provide you with tools and resources to assist you in recognizing and appropriately handling workplace stress, referrals to other hotlines, nuisance callers, and callers that are hostile, threatening, or appear mentally challenged.

Core Topics:

  • Hotline Strategies
  • Employee Complaints and Confidentiality
  • Whistleblower Protection Act
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Investigative Writing
  • Best Hotline Practices Forum
  • Complainant Behavioral Issues
  • Stress Management

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IG Interviewing for Fraud; Auditors Inspectors and Evaluators (IG-IFA)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Nov. 1 - 3, 2016 Washington, D.C. $500* IFA-1701
May 31 - June 2, 2017 Washington, D.C. $500 IFA-1702
July 11-13, 2017 Salt Lake City, UT $500 IFA-1703

* This class is held at a FLETC location; additional fees apply. Please visit the IGCIA Registration & Payment page for more information.

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Who Should Attend: Federal, state, local, and military IG auditors, analysts, evaluators, fraud examiners, and inspectors.

What You Will Learn: How to conduct more effective interviews and obtain information that can assist you in detecting deception and deterring fraud. You will learn to assess verbal and non-verbal behavior and become more effective at obtaining information in person, as well as via telephonic interviews and electronic means. Instruction will cover non-confrontational interview techniques, fraud indicators, methods to assess fraud vulnerability, common fraud schemes, and how to elicit potential fraud leads. Participants may earn up to 24 CPEs for successful completion of this program.

Core Topics:

  • Interpretation of Physical and Verbal Behaviors
  • Establishing Credibility
  • Selective Interview Techniques
  • Questioning to Elicit Truth
  • Handling Denials
  • Telephonic Interviewing>
  • Audit Interviews in a Group Setting
  • Fraud Indicators, Schemes and Detection

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Undercover Investigations Training Program (UCITP)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Mar. 6 - 16, 2017 Gainesville, FL $1,600 UCITP-1701

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Who Should Attend: Federal criminal investigators with minimal or no experience as an undercover agent.

What You Will Learn: During numerous interactive training exercises, you will gain competence and confidence acting in an undercover (UC) capacity and learn the basic skills and knowledge required to safely conduct short-term UC operations. Training scenarios are tailored to the types of UC investigations commonly worked within the federal IG community.

Core Topics:

  • Legal Issues in UC Investigations
  • Aliases, Cover Stories and Backstopping
  • Surveillance
  • Covert Technical Equipment
  • Street Theater
  • Elicitation and Counter-Elicitation Techniques
  • Managing and Using Informants
  • Planning UC Operations
  • UC Agent Safety and Survival
  • Tactical Use of Force for UC Agents
  • Extraction
  • Stress Management for UC Agents
  • Buy-Bust Operations
  • Store-Front Operations
  • Case Documentation and Presentation
  • Financial Management
  • Courtroom Testimony and Suppression Hearing Issues

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Advanced Interviewing for IG Investigators (AIIGI)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Oct. 24 - 27, 2016 (CANCELED) Kansas City, MO $500 AIIGI-1701
Jan. 23 - 26, 2017 (CANCELED) Tampa, FL $500 AIIGI-1702
Mar. 20 - 23, 2017 Phoenix, AZ $500 AIIGI-1703
June 5 - 8, 2017 Washington, D.C. $500 AIIGI-1704

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Who Should Attend: Federal, state/local or military IG investigators, ideally those with some basic interview training and experience.

What You Will Learn: How to better elicit truthful information from witnesses, handle denials, and obtain more complete and truthful admissions and confessions from suspects. The program includes an introduction to recording interviews, including recommended techniques and practical application. Case studies will be used to illustrate proven techniques in conducting non-confrontational investigative interviews common to the IG community, with the opportunity to practice the skills learned.

Core Topics

  • An Orientation to Advanced Law Enforcement Interview Techniques
  • Planning Law Enforcement Interviews
  • Rapport Development and Theme Presentations
  • Handling Denials and Countering Questions from the Interview Subject
  • Special Considerations for IG Investigations
  • Types of Interview Questions
  • Identifying and Analyzing Physical and Verbal Behaviors>
  • Establishing and Maintaining Control of the Interview
  • Recorded Interviews
  • Interviewing Laboratory and Case Studies

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Contract & Grant Fraud Training (CGFTP)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Nov. 15 - 18, 2016 Largo, MD $600 CGFTP-1701
Feb. 14 - 17, 2017 Tampa, FL $600 CGFTP-1702
May 2 - 5, 2017 Glynco, GA (FLETC) $600* CGFTP-1703
June 27 - 30, 2017 Seattle, WA $600 CGFTP-1704
Aug. 1 - 4, 2017 Nashville, TN $600 CGFTP-1705

* This class is held at a FLETC location; additional fees apply. Please visit the IGCIA Registration & Payment page for more information.

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Who Should Attend: IG professionals from all disciplines, including investigators, auditors, evaluators, inspectors, analysts, attorneys, contracting officers, and others who are engaged in the oversight or administration of government contracts and grants. The program will also benefit agency program personnel who award and administer contracts and grants.

What You Will Learn: The contract and grant processes, including governing laws and regulations, similarities and differences between grants and contracts, and the people involved in the processes. This program focuses on proactive efforts to prevent and detect fraud, “red flag” fraud indicators and schemes, effective coordination of remedies, and cooperation among various disciplines within the IG community (i.e., investigations staff and audits, inspections, and evaluations staff). Experienced IG professionals, government contracting personnel, and Department of Justice attorneys serve as instructors and provide actual case examples. Participants may be eligible to earn CPEs up to 26 hours for successful completion of this program. >

Core Topics:

  • Funding sources, solicitation methods, contract types, and administrative internal controls.
  • Types of federal grants, requirements and regulations, grantee responsibilities, obligations and accountability.
  • Roles and responsibilities of program managers, contracting officers, COTRs, auditors, agency counsel, grant management specialists and others involved in the contracting and grant processes.
  • Roles and responsibilities of auditors, agency counsel, evaluators, inspectors, investigators, suspension and debarment authorities, and the Department of Justice.
  • Indicators of fraud, including conflict of interest, bribery and kickbacks, product and personnel substitution, cost mischarging, defective pricing, antitrust violations, set aside schemes, double billing, misappropriation of funds and money laundering.
  • GAO Yellow Book fraud standards

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Periodic Refresher Training Program (PRTP)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Oct. 25 - 27, 2016 (CANCELED) Seattle, WA $500 PRTP-1701
Dec. 6 - 8, 2016 Washington, D.C. $500 PRTP-1702
Feb 28 - Mar. 2, 2017 Fort Worth, TX $500 PRTP-1703
July 18 - 20, 2017 Oakland, CA $500 PRTP-1704
Sept. 12 - 14, 2017 Glynco, GA (FLETC) $500 * PRTP-1705

* This class is held at a FLETC location; additional fees apply. Please visit the IGCIA Registration & Payment page for more information.

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Who Should Attend: IG investigators, investigations managers, OIG attorneys, and others who support criminal, civil, and administrative investigations. Program content is built upon the assumption that participants have a fundamental understanding of OIG investigative operations and related law and policy.

What You Will Learn: This 3-day IG-specific legal update is an advanced program that builds on the your fundamental legal and investigative knowledge by updating and emphasizing new statutes, recent case law, IG community best practices, and Department of Justice policy changes. Case studies are utilized to illustrate key points. Instructors include practicing Assistant U.S. Attorneys and Trial Attorneys from the Department of Justice, federal and state court judges, OIG counsels, and senior executives from the IG investigative community. This program is designed to satisfy the “periodic refresher training” requirements specified in the Attorney General Guidelines for OIGs with Statutory Law Enforcement Authority. Participants may earn CPEs up to 24 hours for successful completion of this program.

Core Topics:

  • Federal Criminal and Civil Legal Updates
  • Legal Issues in Law Enforcement Interviews (rights, warnings, obligations)
  • Trial Process - Evidence and Testimony
  • 4th Amendment Update
  • Investigator Liability
  • Electronic Law - Collecting Electronic Evidence
  • Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Actions
  • Parallel Proceedings
  • Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act
  • Administrative Personnel Actions
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Administrative Investigations from a Defense Perspective

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Public Corruption Investigations Training Program (PCITP)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Mar. 7 - 10, 2017 San Antonio, TX $600 PCITP-1701
June 6 - 9, 2017 Denver, CO $600 PCITP-1702
Aug. 8 - 11, 2017 Tampa, FL $600 PCITP-1703

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Who Should Attend: Federal, state, local, and military IG investigators, as well as OIG counsel and others who support public corruption investigations.

What You Will Learn: The fundamentals, techniques, legal issues, and best practices of working several types of internal and public corruption investigations, via case studies and the discussion of lessons learned. Experienced criminal investigators, Department of Justice trial attorneys, an accomplished defense attorney, Office of Government Ethics personnel, and senior executives from the IG community share their expertise and provide instruction. Completion of this program satisfies your annual ethics training requirement.

Core Topics:

  • Public Corruption Statutes and Prosecuting Public Corruption
  • Investigative Tools
  • Office of Government Ethics Investigative Tools
  • Workplace Searches
  • Employee Rights and Warnings
  • Defense Perspective of Public Corruption Investigations
  • Public Corruption Indicators
  • Source Development
  • Public Corruption Case Studies

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Undercover Operations for OIG Managers Seminar (UCOM)

Dates Location Tuition Class Number
Mar. 6-8, 2017 Gainesville, FL $400 UCOM-1701

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Who Should Attend: Those who manage IG investigations. Perfect for supervisors who lack training or experience in undercover operations.

What You Will Learn: How to effectively assess and safely manage undercover operations and investigations. You will have opportunities to solve problems in a collaborative environment with your peers and you will enhance your management skill set.

Core Topics:

  • Attorney General and CIGIE Guidelines on Undercover (UC) Operations
  • UC Legal Issues
  • Handling Informants
  • Backstopping in a Digital World
  • UC Operational Planning
  • Technical Equipment
  • Stress Management
  • UC Case Management
  • Financial Management

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