In support of the overall Internal Revenue Service and Criminal Investigation missions, the National Criminal Investigation Training Academy (NCITA) is dedicated to fostering the highest levels of professionalism and ethical behavior throughout the criminal investigation workforce. The primary focus is in training new special agents in the fundamentals of financial investigations, including elements of tax offenses, methods of proof unique to federal tax investigations, and all of the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to be federal law enforcement's finest financial investigators.
There are two sections within the Academy. Advanced Training encompasses instructor training programs, use of force training programs, non-1811 training programs, accreditation, Internal Revenue Manual, and e-learning. Basic Training handles Special Agent Basic Training, which is entry level training for special agents, on-the-job instructor training, and recruitment and mentoring.