Practical Examination

Practical

  • The practical examination consists of reviewing the visual electronic recording of a child forensic interview submitted by the candidate accompanied by Form 900, Consent to Release Video and Audio Recording signed by the child’s legal guardian.
  • Tapes submitted without such a signed consent cannot be reviewed, unless they have been digitally altered to protect the child’s identity.
  • The electronic recording must be submitted with Form 2250, Case Review Summary Form.
  • For candidates who are unable to secure a signed consent for their visual electronic recording, they have the option of recording a mock interview with a child/teen providing it is accompanied by Form 1000, (Consent to Release Video and Audio Recording (Mock Interview) signed by the child’s legal guardian.
  • The electronic recording must be submitted with Form 2250, Case Review Summary Form.
  • NOTE:  For those candidates planning on submitting a Mock Interview, it is suggested that a teen be used who can “act out” or “roleplay” an abuse disclosure.  There will be an assumption that any disclosure made is invalid.   34% of the marks from the videotape review are assessed from the Validation (Disclosure) phase so there MUST be a thorough exploration of this phase by the interviewer.
  • Certification Administrator electronically acknowledges receipt of confidential interview
  • The electronic recording will be treated with the utmost security in handling.
  • The electronic recording will be reviewed by a minimum of three (3) reviewers representing police officers, child protection workers, and clinicians.
  • Reviewer comments will be recorded on Form 2400, Practical Examination Feedback Form.  The Lead Examiner will then compile all the feedback on one form with grade.
  • The examinee must receive a grade of 70% to pass.
  • The candidate will receive the results of the practical examination on Form 2400, Practical Examination Feedback Form.
  • Certification Administrator will check whether both parent/guardian of tape and candidate signed their permission for the practice visual recording of child to be used for training purposes.
    • If yes, the practice visual recording of child will be stored securely and made available only for training purposes in the Forensic Child Abuse Investigation Training Program.
    • If not, the Certification Administrator is responsible for returning the practice electronic recording of child to the examinee or alternately, shredding and destroying the DVD with examinee approval, as per CCAA secure “retention and destruction of records” policies.
  • If consent is received from the parent/guardian to use the videotape for training purposes, consent is also required from the CFCI candidate on Form 850, Consent of Interviewer to Release Video and Audio Recording.

Download Forms below:

CFCI-F850-Consent of Interviewer to Release Video and Audio Recording
CFCI-F900-Consent to Release Video and Audio Recording
CFCI-F1000-Consent to Release Video and Audio Recording (Mock Interview)
CFCI-F2250-Practice Case Summary Form
CFCI-F1600-File and Recording Loan Form