The NMGIA offers a three (3) tier Professional Certification Program. Certification provides an opportunity for NMGIA members who engage in the process to increase their knowledge, skill set and experience and to be recognized by their peers and employers. Certification may assist investigators in achieving the required investigative competencies suitable for fact or expert testimony. It also provides employers with an enhanced means by which to measure the investigative competencies and experience of their investigators.
Any individual who is an NMGIA Regular Member in good standing may enter the Professional Certification Program. Once a certification has been awarded, the recipient is required to remain a NMGIA member in good standing to maintain their status active.
The examination may be taken up to three (3) times; however the $100.00 fee must be paid each time an examination is scheduled. The Gang Specialist Certification will be awarded after successfully completing the certification process and passing the examination with a minimum composite score of 70%. Examination retesting is scheduled in conjunction with new certification applicants. Applicants who are retesting are welcome to attend any portion of the block of instruction (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!).
In order to maintain your certification from year to year, schedule for Recertification sixty (60) days prior to your certification expiration date. We will provide you with any refresher materials to prepare you for testing. Recertification applicants are welcome to attend any or all portions of the block of instruction. Each certification program includes additional requirements which can be viewed by visiting the pages below.
NMGIA members holding any level of certification: