Distance Learning Certification Option
Our approach to teaching competitive intelligence is very interactive. We strongly believe that the process of a dialogue between our world renown faculty and the participants as well among themselves is as crucial to mastering the techniques and tools. We therefore highly recommend the LIVE courses.
However, we do recognize that under certain circumstances such as remote locations, or areas where we do not offer our program, attending live workshops may be impossible. We therefore offer these videos of the live workshops as distance replacement. Please know there is no interaction at all with this distance learning option.
This Option Provides You With:
No matter what your time zone, you can access any of the courses at your convenience! Including Core Courses CIP®-I and the Advanced Courses, Master of CI CIP®-II.
Core Courses CIP®-I
CI 101® – Intelligence Sources & Collection Techniques
Communicating CI to Senior Management* (Enrichment Course)
CI 202® – Competitive Benchmarking & Tactical Analysis
CI 301 – Competitive Blindspots
Financial Forensics* (Enrichment Course)
CI 302 – Cross-Competitor Analysis
CI 303 – Creating and Running a World Class Intelligence Operation
CI 101® – Intelligence Sources & Collection Techniques – SAMPLE VIDEO
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CI 202® – Competitive Benchmarking & Tactical Analysis – SAMPLE VIDEO
CI 302 – Cross-Competitor Analysis – SAMPLE VIDEO
CI 301 – Competitive Blindspots – SAMPLE VIDEO
CI 303 – Creating and Running a World Class Intelligence Operation – SAMPLE VIDEO
Advanced Courses Master of CI CIP®-II
CI 401 – Advanced War Gaming: Theory & Practice
Advanced Strategy for the Intelligence Professional* (Enrichment Course)
CI 402 – Advanced Value Chain Analysis
CI 403 – Advanced Anticipating Disruptions – Scenario Analysis Tools and Techniques
CI 402 – Advanced Value Chain Analysis – SAMPLE VIDEO
CI 401 War Gaming Theory & Practice – SAMPLE VIDEO
CI 403 – Advanced Anticipating Disruptions-Scenario Analysis Tools and Techniques – SAMPLE VIDEO
*Not included in certification program
- A minimum of 300k bandwidth is needed to view the streaming videos
- Streamed video is viewed directly as the file is furnished to you. If you have a poor internet connection, you can have hesitations in the stream and poor viewing quality. Reliable Internet connection that is at least 1Mb/second.
- You will need to check for potential firewall issues which would cause connection issues to the videos
Certification Exams for CIP™-I & Master of CI CIP™-II
CIP™-I Level Certification requires completion of courses CI 101®, CI 202®, CI 301, CI 302, CI 303. Once you have completed these courses you would be eligible to take the exam.
Master of CI CIP™-II Level Certification requires completion of courses CI 401, CI 402, CI 403 and CIP™-I certification. You cannot receive the Master of CI CIP™-II certification without first receiving the CIP™-I certification.
The exam fee for each level is $150.00. The exam is a 50 multiple choice question exam which you would take online. You would be sent a login and a password to the URL. The passing grade is 75. Once you have logged in, you will see that you have a due date to complete the exam. Once you have completed the exam you will be able to see your score right away. You are able to stop and resume when you would like within that open window before the due date. The answers are automatically saved.
If you do not pass the first time you have one more opportunity to take a slightly different version of the exam which you will be given access to at no additional cost within a few hours after your first exam results have been sent, but it must be submitted on or before the due date. Exams received after the due date will be marked as a failing grade on your record.
Distance Course Participants: Your access to the online courses will no longer be active while taking the exam(s). The examinations are only offered at set times during the year.
Upcoming access to the exams will be scheduled for:
February 9, 2018 CIP™-I & CIP™-II exam – due date February 26, 2018
June 15, 2018 CIP™-I & CIP™-II exam – due date July 1, 2018
FAQs for Distance Learning Courses
Please Note: It is recommended that you view the videos outside of a work environment due to unknown firewall issues.
The online courses are a perfect option for those of us that can’t travel due to professional and personal commitments. It is really nice to know that as CI professionals we all face the same challenges and doubts. I started the courses with just empirical knowledge and ended with great academic knowledge on how to implement the best CI program in my company and most importantly it has given me the managerial understanding that I needed to further my career as a CI professional.
When theoretical concepts and practical implementation come together, the value it creates is mind blowing.
Excellent tactical program for educating CI professionals – well worth the time spent.
Excellent, introduction to CI Analytical Frameworks