AccessData Certified Investigator

AccessData Certified Investigator


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This training is free.



The AccessData Certified Investigator is AccessData's entry level certification which tests the investigators basic knowledge of AccessData's Forensic Toolkit, FTK Imager, Registry Viewer, and Password Recovery Toolkit. This multiple choice only certification is designed to show that the individual understands the basic operations of AccessData's FTK tools.


The AccessData Certified Investigator (ACI) is AccessData’s free entry level certification covering Forensic Toolkit (FTK), FTK Imager, Registry Viewer and Password Recovery Toolkit (PRTK). This certification is multiple choice only and will test the knowledge of the user on the basic operations of these tools. This is not a forensic theory, practice, or procedure certification.

Getting Ready: While no training or software is required to take this certification, it is recommended that the user have some experience or training with the tool. The topics of the ACI are covered in the Forensic Tools On-Demand Introduction courses. Those courses may be found using the following links:

Certification information:

  • Cost: Free
  • Number of Questions: 72
  • Passing Score: 80%
  • Number of Attempts: 2
  • Valid For: 1 Year
  • Recertification: As the certificate nears expiration a reminder email will be sent. The user will be able to login to AccessData’s training site and take the certification test again to renew.
  • Certificate: The certificate should be emailed to the student upon successful completion and passing of the exam. Certificates may also be managed from the users account page within the AccessData Training page.