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FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the HSICAT

For Immediate Release

FLETA Board Grants Reaccreditation to the HSICAT

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce it granted reaccreditation status to the Homeland Security Investigations Criminal Analyst Training (HSICAT) at the November 16, 2023, meeting.

The purpose of the HSICAT is to provide employees with the basic skills necessary to be an effective and successful Criminal Analyst while supporting HSI missions in a law enforcement environment. HSICAT is comprised of pre-course work, nine course modules, and a capstone exercise. This course enables Criminal Analysts, regardless of assignment and duty location, to produce Reports of Analysis and understand the tradecraft of criminal analysis in accordance with the HSI Framework for Criminal Analysis. The HSICAT is 25 instructional days and consists of 21 hours of pre-course work, and 200 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 16.

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