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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to IGCIA Program

For Immediate Release
Representatives from the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy hold the FLETA Accreditation Certificate

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy (IGCIA) Inspector General Investigator Training Program (IGITP) at the November 8, 2018 meeting in Glynco, GA.

The purpose of the IGITP is to serve as a basic training program designed for newly hired criminal investigators in the federal Inspector General (IG) community. The IGITP builds upon FLETC’s Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) by introducing new IG investigators to the IG Act of 1978 as amended, and the multitude of authorities, duties, responsibilities, and obligations that stem from the Act. The IGITP was develop in collaboration with experienced OIG criminal investigators from a diverse cross-section of federal agencies. The program has 17 instructional days and consists of 128.5 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 24.

The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training and support programs. To achieve accreditation, agencies submit to an independent review of their academy and/or program to ensure compliance with the FLETA Standards and Procedures in the areas of Program Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, Training Delivery, and Distance Learning. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year, agencies must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the academy/program.