Webinars are 1-2 hour long sessions, usually held once a month, via our GoToWebinar account that can either be stand-alone topics or a series of topics that connect from one to the next. The sessions can be taken independently, but for a webinar series, the material builds on itself as the year goes on so we encourage people to take the whole series.

Each webinar costs $10 for IACA members, $20 for non-members. If a session is free, it will be noted in the description. 

Some (but not all) webinars are recorded and can be viewed by IACA members after 45 days have passed from the original air date.


Certification Series

Language English
Difficulty Level / Intended Audience



The process of becoming a certified analyst can seem overwhelming.  Let us help you tame the beast that is the CLEA/LEAF exams. This year-long series serves as a study guide for the CLEA/LEAF exams, working through each of the 19 sections tested. The format includes a presentation of the material and a question-and-answer session for each topic. This course is intended as a supplement for the Essential Skills series and the recommended text. Expanding the number of certified analysts at all levels is a passion of the instructor and critical in demonstrating the strength of the profession (and making sure you get paid what you’re worth). Join for all sessions or target the areas that you want to review. Let IACA remove some of the mystery that is the exam for certification and help you work through the recommended texts for the exam.  We’re excited to have you!

All Certification Series webinars will be recorded; if you cannot attend the live session, we will provide the recording and a certificate as soon as possible to those who register (usually within 1-2 business days). Otherwise, the recordings will be posted to the webinar library after 45 days.

Sessions All sessions are held at 1000 Eastern time
  • October 13: Crime Mapping and Spatial Analysis/Forecasting
  • November 3: Effective Analytical Writing and Analytical Products (NOTE THE DATE CHANGE)
  • December 8: Applied Crime Series Analysis and Overall Review

Previous sessions available in the webinar library for IACA members:

  • January 13: Crime Analysis Terms/Concepts and Intelligence Analysis/Charting
  • February 10: Law Enforcement Models and Analytical Data
  • March 10: Criminal Behavior and Organized Crime
  • April 14: Data Management and Internet Resources
  • May 12: Applied Research Methods and Qualitative Analysis
  • June 9: Descriptive Statistics
  • July 14: Advanced Statistical Concepts
  • August 11: Spreadsheet Operations (available around September 25)
  • September 8: Temporal Analysis (available around October 24)

Starting a Regional Crime Analysis Association


Difficulty Level / Intended Audience Anyone

We all know that the IACA is a great association, but being an international one, we can't get together that often. There are also laws, tools, technologies, procedures, and crime trends specific to your local area. These are just some of the reasons that membership in a good local crime analysis association is just as important as membership in the IACA.

Unfortunately, large parts of the United States and large parts of the world are covered by no existing regional crime analysis association or network. If you've often thought that your state, region, or country could use a local association but you've never known where to start, this webinar is for you. We will discuss the benefits of starting a regional association, the steps you must take to get it organized, and what the IACA is prepared to do to help you. You'll hear some recent examples from successful associations, and a panel of experts will be on hand to answer your questions about things like taxes, bylaws, meetings, conferences, and organizational membership in the IACA.


  • Christopher Bruce, IACA Recruitment and Retention Manager, former president of the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts (MACA)
  • Erin Wickersham, head of the IACA's regional associations committee
  • Alex Scheider, president of the Texas Law Enforcement Analysts Network (TxLEAN)
  • Joe Ryan, president of the Northwest Regional Crime Analysis Network (NORCAN)

October 27, 2022 @ 1230 EDT

This class is FREE for all attendees and non-members are welcome to participate. 

Registration will occur directly through GoToWebinar (you must use the registration link below). You will receive a registration confirmation from GoToWebinar directly upon registering. if you do not receive it, check your spam folder. If it's still not there, then contact the Training Committee at [email protected] for help.


If you have questions about the webinar program, visit Webinar FAQs.

Visit the Webinar Library to view previous webinars (requires member login).

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