The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) announces that it is joining forces with the Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB), effective August 2012. The DFCB will be a Certification Group of the IAFCI.

The DFCB was started in 2004 by a grant from the National Institute of Justice. The DFCB exists to promote public trust and confidence in the digital forensics profession through the administration of the Digital Forensics Certified  Professional certification. Through the DFCP designation, the DFCB is committed to providing an independent, highly respected certification process for digital examiners. The DFCP designation is only available to digital evidence
professionals with a strict minimum of five years of experience related to digital evidence or digital forensics.

DFCB brings over 180 certified top professionals practicing this forensic discipline. While today the certification is only offered in the U.S., with the power of the IAFCI it is the goal to expand this certification to the international community.

The IAFCI has been in existence since 1968 and incorporated in the State of California in 1970. For nearly thirty years it was the International Association of Credit Card Investigators (IACCI). In 1996, the membership chose to change the name and the mission of the association to expand our focus to other related financial transaction crimes as well. The Association became the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators on January 1, 1997. The Association
is non-competitive and provides a neutral ground for the industry, concentrating on training and communications to prevent and suppress financial transaction fraud worldwide.

The Association, a non-profit international organization, will provide services and an environment within which information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods can be collected, exchanged and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and our global society. The IAFCI has individual members across the world in every major continent. The Membership is about one third law enforcement, one third banking and one third retail and service members within the industry.

Currently, the IAFCI, with over 4000 members worldwide, offers the Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI) Certification of which 205 are currently CFCI certified. The DFCB Certification adds a new cyber perspective to the IAFCI.