The Institute of Cyber Digital Investigation Professionals (ICDIP)


The Institute of Cyber Digital Investigation Professionals (ICDIP) promotes, develops, and represents the professionalism, integrity and excellence of those operating within cyber digital investigations.

ICDIP was created to professionalise and upskill Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) cyber digital investigation individuals. However, it has expanded to include individuals from other organisations who undertake cyber digital investigations.

It provides organisations with confidence that individuals who achieve membership of the ICDIP have professional recognition and status for the specialist work that they perform on a day to day basis. The process has been designed following extensive consultation with stakeholders and LEAs to develop a skills and standards framework that captures the essence of the cyber digital investigation profession’s specialisms.

The accreditation process is an assessment of competency, involving a portfolio of evidence and interview (depending on the level applied for).

Job Families

Five job families are identified as being at the core of a professional cyber digital investigation.

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Membership Levels

There are 3 levels of membership for each job family which align with the
competency levels.

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Practitioner or Strategist

There are 3 levels of membership for each job family which align with the
competency levels.

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The Process

Once a candidate has decided which job family matches their skill sets and the level of competency at which they can submit evidence to achieve membership.

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Membership Levels

There are 3 levels of membership for each job family which align with the competency levels. Below are the requirements and fees for each:

Senior Practitioner or Senior Strategist

Full Member - £600 for 3 years Membership

Practitioner or Strategist

Associate Member - £320 for 3 years Membership

Junior Practitioner or Junior Strategist

Affiliate Member - £100 for 1 years Membership

The ICDIP provides a unique competency-based membership that is the first and only one of its kind. The ICDIP assessment of competency values demonstration of skills as part of an investigation as opposed to just knowledge or qualifications.

Helps with your job and gives clearly defined career pathway and gives Professional recognition of specialist cyber digital skills by demonstrating evidence of competency against skills and standards awarding an industry recognised membership and accreditation that sets them apart as experts in cyber digital investigations.

Builds and provides access to a national network of cyber digital investigation professionals across Law Enforcement and access to individuals undertaking similar roles in private industry and business.

Awards membership of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and access to all their benefits. This includes access to development programmes, webinars, magazines, cyber security resources and access to 15,000 peers. This also includes the award of industry recognised post-nominals.

Provides the opportunity to assess others, in turn improving the profession. By assessing and interviewing peer applications it raises knowledge and understanding of other areas of cyber digital investigations. Giving back to the community widens an individual’s professional network.

Join us today and become a part of our growing community.


Benefits of membership include:
  • Assessment of competency recognising the values of investigation skills, not just knowledge
  • Professional recognition of specialist cyber digital skills
  • Inclusion in a network of cyber digital professionals
  • Professionalising investigation (and aligned to cyber security profession)
  • Membership of CIISec and benefits including post-nominals to recognise professional membership
  • Opportunities for CPD and upskilling
 

What our members are saying

I am a Detective Inspector but I had little practitioner knowledge prior to entering the Digital Investigation and Intelligence discipline. I found ICDIP very helpful as a means to test myself, record skills I possessed, and identify gaps where I needed to develop.

 Detective Inspector & Full Member of ICDIP

Contact Us

To apply for membership please contact the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) who run the ICDIP.



Email: icdip@ciisec.org or Phone: +44 (0) 330 390 7535