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CFI Prep Seminar

Wicklander-Zulawski CFI Prep Seminar

For Experts by Experts

2-day seminar/1 instructor: $375.00 per attendee
This class requires the purchase of the Wicklander-Zulawski CFI Online Preparation Course ($475.00)
(Total cost $850.00 with Online Course)


The Center for Interviewer Standards and Assessment (CISA) created the Certified Forensic Interview (CFI) program to raise the level of professionalism of every individual and organization involved in the interviewing field. The Certified Forensic Interviewer examination was developed by more than 40 leading professionals, including interview experts, law enforcement and corporate representatives. Each member of the development team used their expertise to make sure the CFI examination addressed the core skill sets identified during extensive surveying of public and private sector interviewers and interrogators.

The 15 skill sets identified during the extensive surveying of interview and interrogation professionals led to the development of this challenging examination. The CFI examination requires an understanding and competence in applying knowledge of interview and interrogation strategies and techniques. Developed in conjunction with Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc., the examination stands as a testament to the knowledge and commitment of the professional interviewer and interrogator.

Studying for the CFI exam will hone your skills and expand your knowledge. Taking part in the Wicklander-Zulawski CFI Preparation Seminar and using WZ’s CFI Online Preparation Course will prepare you to pass the exam and jump start your career.

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Who should attend:

Loss Prevention, Police, Auditors, Human Resources, Federal Agents, and any individual with a stake in interviewing or interrogating. Anyone who conducts interviews can conduct them more professionally, more effectively, and in a more legally protected way when you follow the standards set by the Center for Interviewing Standards and Assessment.

What you’ll learn:

Our preparation seminar covers all 15 sections of the CFI examination

  • Preparation and room setting
  • Legal aspects
  • False confessions
  • Interpretation of behavior
  • Accusations
  • Showing understanding/rationalization/themes
  • Assumptive questions
  • Enticement question/bait question
  • Denials/backing out
  • Statements
  • Telephone interview
  • Fact gathering/cognitive interviews
  • Sexual harassment interviewing
  • Interviewing for Title 7 infractions
  • Field interviews

Hope all is well! Just wanted to let you know that I took the CFI exam today and passed. Wanted to send you a big thank you as your class really prepared me for what was on the exam. Would be more than happy to recommend it to anyone in the future!

-(Loss Prevention Executive)


Just wanted to send you a quick Thank You. You did a phenomenal job with the two day prep course for the CFI. Your demeanor and experience provided a sharp edge of relevance to a syllabus of material that could have been extremely dry otherwise. Nicely done.

Sat for the exam today, (passed).

As a side note, the time you spent “side tracking” into the development of admissions was a big assist for me in a case I handled a couple weeks after the class. Circumstances put me in a place where I had to interview someone in the cold. A $200 admission developed to $70,000. I can’t say your efforts were 100% responsible but with the class so fresh in mind I do know I was much more aware of the principles and that I my performance on that case was much sharper than it might not have been without your contributions.

Thank you,
Bob Bratcher, CFI
Asset Protection Manager
Advance Auto Parts

2-day seminar/1 instructor: $375.00 per attendee
This class requires the purchase of the Wicklander-Zulawski CFI Online Preparation Course ($475.00)
(Total cost $850.00 with Online Course)


To learn more on how WZ can create a custom CFI Prep program for your organization click here or contact Wayne Hoover, CFI at or 1-800-222-7789 x107

Group discount Policy:  Group discounts apply when companies register 5 or more attendees for the same seminar at the same location.