- Essentials of Inspector General Investigations (EIGI)
- IG Investigator Training Program (IG-ITP)
- Transitional Training Program (TTP)
- Adjunct Instructor Training Program (AITP)
- Hotline Operator Training Program (HOTP)
- IG Interviewing for Fraud; Auditors Inspectors and Evaluators (IG-IFA)
- Investigative Writing Training Program (IWTP)
- Undercover Investigations Training Program (UCITP)
- Advanced Interviewing for IG Investigators (AIIGI)
- Contract & Grant Fraud Training Program (CGFTP)
- IG - In-Service Training Program (IG-ISTP)
- Periodic Legal Refresher Training Program (PLRTP)
- Public Corruption Investigations Training Program (PCITP)
- Undercover Operations for OIG Managers Seminar (UCOM)
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.
Who Should Attend: IG personnel who conduct civil and/ or administrative investigations, or who support criminal investigations, including general investigators, auditors, attorneys, analysts, evaluators, inspectors, hotline operators, and investigative research specialists.
What You Will Learn: Basic criminal, civil, and administrative investigative techniques, legal concepts and procedures, and fraud schemes typically 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.
Instructional Delivery: 65 hours of instructional delivery
Only available to CIGIE member agencies
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 in preventing and detecting fraud, including how to: How to formulate questions to elicit responses, Utilize non-confrontational interview techniques, Identify indicators of potential fraud and analyze fraud vulnerabilities.
Who Should Attend: Experienced criminal investigators who have recently transitioned to the Inspector General (IG) community, ideally within 3–6 months of OIG employment.
Registration: CIGIE will register those individuals identified by their OIG.
What You Will Learn: The unique authorities, types of investigations, and legal issues that are essential for IG investigators to be effective, including the following: The IG community’s important role, mission, and authorities; the Inspector General Act of 1978 as amended; and the CIGIE Quality Standards for Investigations, IG-specific legal issues and investigative topics unique to the IG community, such as IG subpoenas; contract, grant and program fraud; employee misconduct; civil and administrative remedies; and suspension and debarment.
Instructional Delivery: 12 hours (virtual), 24 hours (in person) of instructional delivery
CPE: 12 (virtual), 24 (in person)
Who Should Attend: IG Professionals and other personnel who provide instructional support to programs delivered by the CIGIE Training Institute. On a space-available basis, personnel from CIGIE and non-CIGIE member agencies that do not support the Training Institute.
What You Will Learn: How to effectively develop and deliver training presentations, improving communication skills, offering effective feedback, managing classrooms, and facilitating a student-centered learning approach. Topics covered include Professional standards for adjunct instructors. Delivering effective presentations. Student-centered learning principles and techniques. Facilitation learning principles and techniques. Classroom management learning principles and techniques. Providing Feedback & Evaluating Training Program Length.
Who Should Attend: Anyone responsible for responding to electronic or telephonic hotline complaints.
What You Will Learn: How to collect critical information from those making telephone or electronic complaints. Through facilitated group activities and scenario-based exercises, you will gain competence and confidence in fielding complaints. Specific topics include: Call strategies and report writing, Best practices, Confidentiality and whistleblower issues, Stress management, How to handle hostile and threatening callers.
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 in preventing and detecting fraud, including how to formulate questions to elicit responses, utilize non-confrontational interview techniques. Identify indicators of potential fraud and analyze fraud vulnerabilities.
Instructional Delivery: 21 hours of instructional delivery
Who Should Attend: IG Investigators and others responsible for preparing investigative reports, briefings, and affidavits.
What You Will Learn: The fundamental skills needed to write clear, concise, and effective investigative documents. During this program, students will write: an interview report, a search warrant affidavit, a briefing document, and a report of investigation.
Who Should Attend: Criminal investigators with minimal or no experience as an undercover agent.
What You Will Learn: The fundamentals and skills required to safely conduct short-term undercover operations. Gain competence and confidence in realistic and IG-specific training scenarios, including instruction on the best use of: Aliases, cover stories, backstopping and street theater, elicitation and counter-elicitation techniques, Informants and store-front operations, and covert electronic surveillance equipment.
Instructional Delivery: 88.5 hours of instructional delivery
Who Should Attend: IG Investigators
What You Will Learn: Advanced law enforcement interviewing techniques that are most effective when conducting the types of interviews common in the IG community. Through case studies and practical application, learn how to better elicit truthful information from witnesses, and truthful and complete admissions and confessions from suspects. Effectively plan law enforcement interviews, develop active rapport, establish, and maintain control of interviews, and handle denials. Develop and practice non-confrontational methods of interviewing.
- 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
Instructional Delivery: 28 hours of instructional delivery
Who Should Attend: IG investigators, auditors, evaluators, inspectors, analysts, attorneys, and contracting officers engaged in the oversight or administration of government 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). Topics include: 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. 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.
CPE: 14.5 (virtual) 27 (in person)
Who Should Attend: IG Investigators due for periodic refresher training as recommended in the CIGIE Quality Standards for Investigations and Attorney General Guidelines for IGs with Law Enforcement Authority.
What You Will Learn: Instruction covering topical areas for periodic training suggested in the CIGIE Quality Standards for Investigations and Attorney General Guidelines for IGs with Law Enforcement Authority including: Legal Updates, Interviewing, Defensive Tactics, Arrest Techniques, Use of Force, Tactical Medicine, Aircraft Countermeasures/Flying While Armed, and Lifestyle/Stress Management.
Who Should Attend: Experienced IG investigators due for a legal update (as recommended in the CIGIE Quality Standards for Investigations every 3 years). This program satisfies the “periodic refresher” legal training requirements specified in the Attorney General Guidelines for OIGs with Statutory Law Enforcement Authority.
What You Will Learn: IG–specific instruction on the most important legal issues related to investigations and trial, as well as updates on relevant 4th amendment and federal criminal and civil case law. Instructors include a federal judge, Assistant US Attorneys, a defense attorney, OIG counsels, DOJ trial attorneys, and others who share best practices on: Law enforcement interviews and trial testimony, Collecting electronic evidence and important Discovery issues, Parallel proceedings, Civil False Claims Act, Qui Tams, + Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, and administrative investigations, hearings, and personnel actions.
CPE: 12 (virtual) 23 (in person)
Instructional Delivery: 12 hours (virtual), 23 hours (in person) of instructional delivery.
Who Should Attend: IG investigators and others who support public corruption investigations. Completion of this program satisfies your annual ethics training requirement.
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, and senior executives from the IG community share their expertise and provide instruction.
CPE: 10 (virtual), 22 (in person)
Instructional Delivery: 10 hours (virtual), 22 hours (in person) of instructional delivery,
Who Should Attend: Those who manage IG investigations. Perfect for supervisors who lack training or experience in undercover operations.
What You Will Learn: Specific information needed to effectively assess, plan, and safely manage undercover operations in accordance with the Attorney General and CIGIE guidelines, through discussion and in- class exercises focused upon: Important legal concerns and best practices in undercover investigations, critical guidance on and pitfalls of backstopping, handling informants, and storefront operations, fundamentals of planning, technique equipment, and financial management.
Instructional Delivery: 19.5 hours of instructional delivery
Who Should Attend: Federal, State and Local investigators responsible for Search Warrants.
What You Will Learn: The overall principles of writing clear, concise, and accurate Search Warrants. The class will address how to synthesize information from the underlying investigation into a written document that will support a finding of Probable Cause and the issuance of a Search Warrant.
Instructional Delivery: 12 hours of instructional delivery
INSPECTOR GENERAL NEW MANAGER COURSE (IGNMC)
Who Should Attend: Recently promoted or newly hired managers within the IG community.
What You Will Learn: This course provides a unique opportunity for IG supervisors/managers to acquire knowledge and information regarding the various issues they will be required to be familiar with as supervisors within the IG community. The program will focus on helping to familiarize these new managers with topics such as personality types, effectively assessing and addressing human behavior, team building, legal & disciplinary issues, whistle-blowers, internal affairs, performance appraisal, CIGIE Quality Standards, and unconscious bias. The program will employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including lecture, laboratory exercises, and case studies.
Instructional Delivery: 17 hours of instructional delivery
USE OF FORCE REFRESHER TRAINING PROGRAM (UFRTP)
Who Should Attend: Criminal investigators from within the IG community who have statutory arrest authority.
What You Will Learn: The program is designed to give the attendees a legal and policy refresher for IG professionals who have already received training in Use of Force and Defensive Tactics, including information regarding federal Use of Force law, state law criminal liability, agent liability, agent deployment, and use of force policies.
Instructional Delivery: 10 hours of instructional delivery
VIRTURAL INVESTIGATIVE WRITING SEMINAR (VIWS)
Who Should Attend: IG community professionals responsible for preparing investigative reports, briefings, and affidavits.
What You Will Learn: The fundaments skills needed to write clear, concise, and effective investigative documents, including information regarding editing, style, grammar, objectivity, visual tools, writing for a targeted audience, and professionalism. The program also includes writing assignments that will be reviewed by IGCIA staff.
Instructional Delivery: 12 hours of instructional delivery