IAI Frequently Asked Questions


What is the History behind IAI?
Why was IAI created?

What are the different membership levels and how much does each cost?

If I am currently a CFI and would like to join IAI would I have to pay for both CFI and IAI yearly dues?

What are the benefits of Joining IAI?

Where can I join IAI?

Are there any requirements to join IAI?

Are there yearly renewal fees?

Are there re-certification fees for IAI?

Are there any committees to be involved in?

Are there any chapters for IAI?

Does renewing my IAI membership renew my CFI Certification?
When do I receive my new IAI certificate?
When do I receive my new CFI certificate?
How do I renew my membership online?
What if my membership expires, can I reinstate?
What forms of payment are accepted?
What is the duration of the IAI membership?
Whats the duration of the CFI certification?
       
History behind IAI?

The International Association of Interviewers was created in 2012.

Why was IAI Created?

International Association for Interviewers (IAI) was created to leverage the body of knowledge of the Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) program with a broader group of individuals that share an interest in interviewing in both the Private and Public Sectors.

If I am currently a CFI and would like to join IAI would I have to pay for both CFI and IAI yearly dues?

Yes, once you are a CFI and an IAI member you have to pay the CFI re-certification cost and annual dues.

What are the benefits of Joining IAI?
  •          Access to the CFInsider Journal
  •          Interview Support
  •          Be a part of the Interview and Interrogation community and join a committee
  •          Communication via Blogs, Forums, and Surveys
  •          Access to skilled professionals in various fields and specialties
  •          Receive updates on news, events, and resources
  •          A good addition to your resume
  •          Opportunities for discounted seminars, conferences, education resources, and               publications
Where can I join IAI?
         Click here to join

Are there any requirements to join IAI?


You must be in the field where you do interviews, investigations, or interrogations. These fields can range from Case Managers, Loss Prevention, Human Resources, Government Agencies, Police Officers and much more.


Are there yearly renewal fees?


There are annual renewal fees that are due on your annual anniversary. You will receive a renewal reminder prior to your anniversary date.
All renewals are due on your 1 year anniversary month, example if your membership was started in December 2012 your annual dues are to be paid by December 2013. Any renewals received after the renewal date could incur penalties. All renewals must be submitted with proper payment and sufficient renewal forms. If an incomplete renewal notice is submitted the individual is notified via e-mail or telephone. Incomplete renewals will not be processed.

IAI Member -
$125
Associate Member -
$25
CFI Legacy -
N/A (Only re-certification costs which $150 every three years)
CFI - $15 re-certification fee due every three years along with 24 CEUs

Are there re-certification fees for IAI?

There are only re-certification fees for Active CFI and CFI Legacy which are $50 a year. IAI members do not need to obtain Continuing Education Units but it is recommended to attend educational events throughout the year.

Are there any committees to be involved in?

There are a number of different committees that a member can become involved with
:
  •        Membership Committee
  •        CFInsider Committee
  •        Rationalization Committee
  •        Innovation Committee
  •        ORC Questionnaire Group
  •        Scholarship Committee
  •        Web Page Committee               

Are there any chapters for IAI?


East Coast chapter which holds 4 events per year. For more information about the Northeast Chapter contact Steve Palumbo president of the chapter.


Does renewing my IAI membership renew my CFI certification?

No, IAI annual membership and CFI certification are two separate entities. IAI membership is due on an annual basis to continue receiving IAI member benefits, where CFI certification is due yearly or every three years. CFI re-certification is to maintain your CFI designation as an elite interviewer.

Does IAI keep record of my CFI renewal credits?

No, the IAI Certification Department is not responsible for keeping track of credits earned during a renewal cycle. Please keep all documentation until your re-certification has been renewed.

When do I receive my new IAI member certificate?

Please allow 30 days for processing of all IAI membership renewals.

When do I receive my new CFI certificate?

Please allow 30 days for processing of all CFI certificates. All renewals are due on your 1 year anniversary month, example if your membership was started in December 2012 your annual dues are to be paid by December 2013. Any renewals received after the renewal date could incur penalties. All renewals must be submitted with proper payment and sufficient renewal forms. If an incomplete renewal notice is submitted the individual is notified via e-mail or telephone. Incomplete renewals will not be processed.


How do I renew my IAI membership online?


To renew your IAI membership Click Here. You will have to log in to the website and click update profile, you will then be able to update your record along with pay for your renewal. If you feel uncomfortable paying online you can fill out this form and send it to Jen Ziegler or fax it to 630-852-7081.

What if my IAI membership expires, can I reinstate?


If your IAI membership expired please contact Jen Ziegler to reinstate your membership or call 630-515-3579.

What forms of payment are accepted?


We accept Visa, MasterCard, or American Express for credit card payments. We also accept company checks and personal checks.

What is the duration of the IAI membership?

IAI Membership is yearly, annual member dues must be paid for before or on your annual anniversary renewal date. If you are not reinstating your membership please let Jen Ziegler know 30 days prior to your annual renewal date.


What's the duration of the CFI certification?

The duration of the CFI certification is three years. You will need to obtain 24 continuing educations credits every three years and pay a three year fee of $150 for the certification.

If you are an IAI member and a CFI (after June 2012) you will need to pay the annual renewal cost of $75 for the association and then $150 every three years for CFI re-certification.


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