NCIT Basic Program

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Over 21,000 regulatory discipline and compliance professionals have benefited from this training and certification program in investigation and inspection techniques and procedures. Even if you are an experienced investigator, you are certain to gain new skills and knowledge from this course. Teaching methodologies include lectures, role-playing, group activities, and video presentations.

The program contains 10 modules pertaining to regulatory investigations. They are:

  1. Professional Conduct
  2. Principles of Administrative Law
  3. Investigative Process
  4. Principles of Evidence
  5. Evidence Collection, Tagging, and Storage
  6. Interviewing Techniques
  7. Investigator Safety
  8. Overview of Inspections and Inspection Procedures
  9. Report Writing
  10. Testifying in Administrative and Criminal Proceedings

To learn more about these modules click here.

The course is designed for investigators and inspectors working within regulatory organizations. The material is general enough to apply to investigators and inspectors working in a wide range of professions. The course is also useful for board executives responsible for analyzing complaints and board attorneys who wish to gain a greater appreciation of the skill level and work involved in investigations and inspections.

Participants who complete the NCIT Basic curriculum, complete and pass the course examination and meet the one-year employment requirement as a regulatory investigator or inspector may apply for CLEAR certification.

In these extraordinary times, CLEAR is committed to continuing to provide high-quality training and services to regulators. We are pleased to announce that the NCIT Basic program is available online and in person.

The in-person programming is delivered over three days as a hands-on training, and certification program. Attendees will work together through the modules with an instructor. At the end of the third day, an exam is administered onsite by CLEAR Staff.

The online programming offers a hybrid approach to learning, utilizing synchronous and asynchronous training. The course consists of six modules that attendees can work through at their own pace and four live instructor-led sessions. The course culminates in an online exam that will be proctored remotely with our testing partner, Prometric.

Attendees will have access to the same highly-rated training program regardless of the delivery method they choose.

NCIT Basic Course Syllabus

CLEAR uses eBooks for all of our NCIT programs.  Participants will be able to receive a physical book for an additional fee through our printing partner, Mimeo.

The NCIT Basic Final Exam is taken at the end of the training program, whether remotely or in person.

Remote Exams

Remote exams are conducted by our testing partner, Prometric, who offers two options for testing. You may test from your own location, or by visiting a testing center near you. CLEAR provides our virtual attendees with instructions and information about scheduling and taking the exam at the end of the program.

In-Person Exams

For those attending an NCIT Basic program in person, a CLEAR staff member will proctor your exam on-site at the end of the three-day program. This test is conducted through our online learning management system. Attendees are required to provide their own computer or tablet for testing purposes.

Current Offerings

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