Training Series Roadmap

The IACA Training Series currently consists of a mix of in-person courses, 12-week online classes, and webinars. Refer to the course catalog for a list of all IACA Training Series classes, their dates and locations.

All of these classes were developed by crime analysts who have significant experience with the subject matter and training and currently work in the field of crime analysis. Each class is a mixture of lecture, hands-on exercises and a final project. Webinars are 60-90 minute sessions, lecture style, held online that cover a variety of topics. If you're not sure what class you should start with, or if you're interested in either IACA Certification (LEAF or CLEA) and want to know which classes will help you prepare, please see this document

In-person classes include:

  • Tactical Crime Analysis
  • Computer Applications
  • Microsoft Access for Crime Analysis
  • Problem Analysis

There are thirteen 12-week online classes:

  • Bridging the Gap - Everything Up to Day One (brand new as of Fall 2023!)
  • Administrative & Strategic Analysis (brand new as of January 2024!)
  • Crime Mapping I: GIS Fundamentals (brand new as of January 2024!)
  • Reducing Local Crime with Risk Terrain Modeling (brand new as of January 2024!)
  • Fundamentals of Crime Analysis (also available in Spanish)
  • Criminal Investigative Analysis
  • Serial Offenders: Analysis & Investigation
  • Essential Skills I & II
  • Advanced Analytical Methods for Microsoft Office
  • Crime Analysis for Small Jurisdictions
  • Optimizing Analytical Function in Policing,
  • Problem Analysis 

All IACA classes will prepare students to take the IACA certification exam, however the online classes Essential Skills I and II were specifically designed to prep for the exam. Each of the classes cover specific skill sets tested during the certification exam. Please note students who take any IACA training series classes will not automatically be qualified to take the certification exam. In order to take the test, students must complete the certification application and meet a minimum number of points, based on work experience, education and other factors. These classes are not required in order to take either the LEAF or CLEA exams. Please visit the IACA Certification page for more information on this process.