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We do more than train and educate. We help build careers in competitive intelligence, strategy and in overall management. We truly do believe in ensuring our graduates have an impact in their organizations – and throughout their careers.

ACI trains 87 percent of the Fortune 500s’ CI professionals, as well as thousands of managers and executives dealing with competitive pressures on their job. ACI’s certificate – the CIP® – is the most widely recognized mark of excellence in the field.
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The Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence (ACI) is the oldest and largest educational institution dedicated to training managers and companies in better managing risks and anticipating new market opportunities through the use of superior competitive, market, and strategic intelligence. It is the only institution to offer an accredited Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP®) certificate program – a complete intelligence program – from basics to advanced level – developed and led by the leading thinkers and educators in the field – Leonard Fuld, Ben Gilad and Jan Herring, and a host of expert faculty.

Accredited_ProviderThe Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive intelligence is the only educational institution in the space of CI training who is an Accredited Provider by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Learn more about this accreditation here.



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Gene Palmer, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
These are among the best workshops on competitor intelligence…offering direct, practical learning which can be immediately applied.
Martin Grazier, Shell International


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