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How to become a Member


CFIN membership is open to Investigators, Prosecutors, Judges, Magistrates, Lawyers, Law Enforcement Agents, Military Officers, Information Technology (I.T.) Practitioners, Bank Inspectors, Accountants, Auditors, Engineers, Officials of Government Regulatory Agencies. Federal, State and Local Government officials, Researchers and Academicians and anyone who has to give digital and computer forensics evidences or who is interested in pursuing a career in this field.

Membership in the Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN) and eligibility for the Certified Digital & Computer Forensics Certification Examination is open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. Also, CFIN does not require that prospective members belong to any other organization, before joining CFIN.  However, because of the sensitive nature of some methods and skills imparted during the training programme, CFIN may, at its discretion, bar persons suspected to be sponsoring terrorism and criminal activities from participation. Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Those with qualifications in Digital, Mobile and Computer Forensics or who have related certifications, degrees may be exempted from some subjects or qualify for direct admission after attending a week-end practical session.  Please find out if you qualify by providing the necessary information on the application form below.

TO BECOME A MEMBER, each candidate must:

1.  Complete the online Membership Application form provided below or visit the National Secretariat to obtain an application form.
2.  Pay the application processing fee of N5,000.00 into the  bank account specified below:

   Bank Name:      Access Bank (Diamond Bank)
                 Account Name:  Computer Forensics Institute
                 Account No.:     0023-2454-98

3.  Register and attend the CFIN Certification Boot Camp.      To register for the Boot Camp, click here.
4.  Sit for and pass the CFIN 3-hour Certification Examination on the last day of the Boot Camp.

5.  Register for and attend the Induction Ceremony into professional membership of the Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN) on the scheduled date; and sign the Code of Professional Ethics for Forensics Examiners and receive your Membership Certificate.  Thereafter, the candidate shall start to bear the MCFI designation after his/her name.

Please note that the fields marked with astericks * on the application form are required fields, which means that you must provide the required information requested for that field:

Student/Membership Preparatory Level
Exemption from some Subjects
Direct Admission to Professional Membership

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