The CFBA credential is designed to certify licensed mental health professionals (psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists) who have attained expert status in the specialty of forensic behavioral analysis as evidenced by their forensic knowledge and experience. Forensic behavioral analysis is a discipline that applies the behavioral sciences to aid law criminal justice agencies, employers, and other organizations in prevention, response, and mitigation of crises, disasters, and critical incidents. This credential prepares CFMHEs to provide professional consultation on matters relevant to forensic behavioral analysis.
(1) Applicants must be Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHEs).
(2) Applicants must submit the application fee of $750, which includes the testing and certification fee ($250) as well as the 24-hour training on Forensic Behavioral Analysis presented by Dr. Gregory Vecchi, former FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit Director ($500).
(3) Applicants must have completed the 24-hour Forensic Criminal Interviewing and Analysis training developed by Vecchi International Group in conjunction with NBFE. This training can be attended via "on demand" webinar by clicking here.
(4) Upon completion of training, applicants must pass the 100-question CFBA written examination with a score of 75% or higher.
Gregory Vecchi, Ph.D.
In order to obtain the CFBA credential, CFMHEs must have completed a 24-hour training course developed in partnership with Dr. Gregory Vecchi of Vecchi Group International and passed a written examination.