Successful completion of this exam will demonstrate a candidate’s ability to collects information, not necessarily from human sources, but from technical sources such as: wiretaps, bugs, cyber-collection, MASINT devices, SIGINT devices, and other means. The candidate shall demonstrate knowledge and understanding of being able to gather and synthesize all related information to support the battlespace and promote situational awareness across the IC and broader US Government.
Candidates will have a 60 day period to complete the exam. Candidates will have one attempt at each exam; each exam is timed.
- Executive Order 12333 – United States Intelligence Activities (As amended by EO 13284, EO13355, and EO13470)
- ICD 501 – Discovery and Dissemination or Retrieval of Information within the Intelligence Community
- DoD 5240.1-R – Procedures Governing the Activities of DoD Intelligence Components that Affect United States Persons
- DoDD 5240.01 – DoD Intelligence Activities
Candidates must possess at least 3 years of experience in electronic or cyber collections in order to obtain the Certified Expert certificate. Those that pass the test, but do not possess the requisite experience, will be awarded the Certified Expert Associate certificate. Once the required experience is achieved, they may resubmit for the Certified Expert certificate.
Renewal: Each certification must be renewed annually; requiring 20 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and payment of a $75 certification renewal fee.
If the exam is successfully completed prior to 2017, the candidate is considered a CCE Program Early Adopter. As a thank you, all early adopters will have their annual PDC requirement and annual fee waived on their first anniversary.
Additional details regarding PDC and renewal fee submission will be sent to all early adopters early 2017.
Once you have successfully passed the test with a 70% grade, you can obtain your certificate by submitting proof that you meet the requirements (resume or other documentation) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the requirements are verified, you will receive your certificate by email and a paper copy will be mailed to your physical address. (Please include your current physical address with your submission).
Experience Documentation Audits: All submissions are subject to an audit.
Each submission has a 30-day audit window from the date of submission. If your submission is selected for an audit, you will be notified via email within this window. The audit notification provides detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit.