Certification will be valid for (2) years.
Examples of PATC tech related training programs that will qualify for the
- Cell Phone Technology for Criminal Investigators
- Smartphone Forensics for Criminal Investigators
- Cell Phone Technology & Forensic Data Recovery Certification (CTF)
- Smartphone Forensics & Cellular Technology Certification (+SMART)
- Emerging Trends (only offered at our Western States Conference in Las Vegas)
- Oxygen Forensics User Certification - Boot Camp Class
- Cell Phone Mapping and Managing Data
What you will receive upon completion
Successful candidates will receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the test. The student will then receive, in the mail, a certification card with your member ID# and expiration details that you can keep and carry with you.
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Certification will require each candidate to successfully pass a multiple choice examination which is administered on our testing portal at the following web address:
https://certx.patctech.com/login/index.php. The testing key will be provided at the end of the training class. The examination will address significant points covered in class regarding cell phone forensics and cellular technology.
Criteria / Prerequisites for Certification
There are no pre-requisites for attending the CTF or +SMART
For those graduates of the Certification Program who desire to maintain current certification status, you will be required to go through the online
re-certification process which consists of the following:
(1) Pay required fee of $250.00.
(2) Watch several videos relating to significant topics within the field of
cell phone forensics and cellular technology.
(3) Take a re-certification test.
(4) Have attended some type of additional PATC tech training within the two (2)
year validity period of your certification. A minimum of 16 hours of training is required. The classes that qualify for this training requirement are listed below under the Training Section.
Retake the 4 1/2 day certification course which you are certified in during the
two (2) year validity period.
Certification Program Requirements