Scope of Certification

The Certified Forensic Child Abuse Interviewer (CFCI) Program offers police officers, child protection workers, and clinicians affiliated with a Child Advocacy Centre, an approach for the first competence-based certification scheme in Canada, transferring the norm that successfully exists in other international jurisdictions.

This document contains the policies and procedures relevant to obtaining CFCI certification.  The requirements set by CCAA in meeting ISO-17024 standards (in conjunction with the Standards Council of Canada (SCC)), are designed to ensure that forensic child interviewers are most competent in meeting the needs of abused children in Canada.