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CCITP-F Certification

Eligibility & Pre-Requisites

Eligibility defines who is allowed to participate in the program and challenge the exam. Pre-Requisites define what those individuals must do prior to being authorized to participate in the program or challenge the exam. The Eligibility and Pre-Requisite requirements for the Fundamentals certification are as follows:

  • Candidates must be current Hub/Program or Affiliated Personnel Only
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 6 months experience working in/with a C-InT Hub/Program
  • Candidates must complete a minimum of 10 hours of C-InT related training
  • Candidates must receive Program Manager/Hub Chief Approval

These requirements will be documented in the candidate registration system and must be approved by the Candidate’s organization’s Hub/Program leadership prior to the Candidate scheduling the exam.  Approval by the Candidate’s Hub/Program leadership indicates that leadership has reviewed the application and validated that it was complete and accurate.  For more information, please refer to the Candidate Handbook, found here.

Scoring the CCITP-F Certification Exam

The CCITP-F Certification Exam is electronically scored, and a single overall score is computed. Candidates will be required to achieve a score of 650 or higher (out of a possible 800) on the CCITP-F Certification Exam. Candidates will have 130 minutes, or two (2) hours and ten (10) minutes to complete 115 multiple choice questions.  The questions are divided into five (5) different topic areas that align to the CCITP-F EBK.

Topic Areas:

  • Topic Area 1: Policy and Directives
  • Topic Area 2: Social and Behavioral Science
  • Topic Area 3: Researching
  • Topic Area 4: Synthesis
  • Topic Area 5: Tools and Methods

The online score report does not constitute a final conferral decision. See CCITP Candidate Handbook for additional information on conferral. 

Feedback

A score report will be generated immediately upon completion of the exam. The report includes a pass/did not pass result, as well as a summary of performance. Candidates will also receive a copy of their score report via email (Note: This email is not the notice of certification conferral; the communication of conferral will occur separately.).

The score report will also provide feedback based on the Candidate’s performance in the following combined topic areas.

  • Group 1: Topic Area 1
  • Group 2: Topic Areas 2 & 3
  • Group 3: Topic Areas 4 & 5
Retesting

A Candidate who does not pass the CCITP-F exam must wait a minimum of ninety (90) days, or until the next testing window occurs to take the exam again, whichever is longer.

 

CCITP-A Certification

Eligibility and Pre-Requisites

Eligibility defines who is allowed to participate in the program and challenge the exam. Pre-Requisites define what those individuals must do prior to being authorized to participate in the program or challenge the exam.  The Eligibility and Pre-Requisite requirements for the Analysis certification are as follows:

  • Certificants must Currently hold the CCITP-F Credential
  • Certificants must be current Hub/Program Personnel
  • Certificants must have a minimum of 12 months working in Hub/Program
  • Certificants must complete a minimum of 40 hours of Analysis-related training
  • Certificants must complete a minimum of 8 hours of UAM policy and/or tool-related training
  • Certificants must review at least 10 Case Studies
  • Candidates must receive Program Manager/Hub Chief Approval

These requirements will be documented in the candidate registration system and must be approved by the Candidate’s organization’s Hub/Program leadership prior to the Candidate scheduling the exam.  Approval by the Candidate’s Hub/Program leadership indicates that leadership has reviewed the application and validated that it was complete and accurate.  For more information, please refer to the Candidate Handbook, found here.

Scoring the CCITP-A Assessment

The CCITP-A Certification Exam is electronically scored, and a single overall score is computed.  Candidates will be required to achieve a score of 650 or higher (out of a possible 800) on the CCITP-A Exam. Candidates will have 160 minutes or two (2) hours and forty (40) minutes to complete 100 multiple choice scenario-based questions. The questions are divided into six (6) different topic areas that align to the CCITP-A EBK.

Topic Areas:

  • Topic Area 1: Policy and Directives
  • Topic Area 2: Social and Behavioral Science
  • Topic Area 3: Researching
  • Topic Area 4: Synthesis
  • Topic Area 5: Tools and Methods
  • Topic Area 6: Vulnerabilities Assessment

The online score report does not constitute a final conferral decision.  See CCITP Candidate Handbook for additional information on conferral. 

Feedback

A score report will be generated immediately upon completion of the exam. The report includes a pass/did not pass result, as well as a summary of performance. Individuals will also receive a copy of their score report via email (Note: This email is not the notice of certification conferral; the communication of conferral will occur separately.).

The score report will also provide feedback based on the Candidate’s performance in the following combined topic areas

  • Group 1: Topic Area 1
  • Group 2: Topic Areas 2 & 3
  • Group 3: Topic Areas 4 & 5
  • Group 4: Topic Area 6
Retesting

A candidate who does not pass the CCITP-A exam must wait a minimum of ninety (90) days, or until the next testing window occurs to take the exam again, whichever is longer.

 

How to Register

Registering for the Exams

Candidates interested in taking either CCITP Certification Exam must first register online via the following link https://cint-gsx.learningbuilder.com. Candidates will be required to create an account within the candidate management system and complete of a series of demographic questions.  After completing the demographic questions, Candidates will have to answer a series of questions demonstrating how they have met both the eligibility and pre-requisite requirements in order to proceed.  Candidates will then submit their registration within the candidate management system.  The registration request will then be sent to the Candidate’s Program Manager/Hub Chief (PM/HC) for validation and approval.  Once approved by the PM/HC, Candidates will be contacted by the CCITP PMO with approval to test and instructions for scheduling an exam. 

NOTE: The PM/HC has final approval authority over a candidate’s eligibility. If a candidate feels that they have met the eligibility and all of the other prerequisites but are for some reason not being approved by their PM/HC, they should first contact their PM/HC and discuss the issue with them. If they are unable to resolve the issue with their PM/HC, the candidate may submit an appeal to the CCITP PMO in writing (for further details on this process, see the Appeals section of this Handbook).

The exams are delivered at all Pearson VUE Testing Centers worldwide.  With 5,600 locations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Pearson VUE is able to meet the needs of most members of the USG C-InT Workforce.  Additionally, testing centers are located on over 100 U.S. military installations and in numerous cities throughout multiple countries. 

No Show Policy

If a candidate does not reschedule or cancel a confirmed exam at least 48 hours before the scheduled exam, and does not show for their scheduled exam, the USG will still be charged a test seat fee as if the candidate sat for the exam.  Therefore, please make every effort to make your scheduled exam, or reschedule in time to meet the Pearson VUE deadline.  If an individual is a no-show for two exam iterations, they will not be allowed to participate in the CCITP program.  If an individual is a no-show for 2 exam iterations, he or she may request re-consideration and submit a waiver request with an explanation explaining why they were unable to make their previously scheduled sessions. 

Requests for Reasonable Accommodations

If a Candidate feels that they require any special accommodations in order to take any of the CCITP Certification Exams, they need to contact the CCITP PMO to request those accommodations.  If requested, the CCITP PMO will work with testing centers to provide reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, and DoD policy.

In general, an accommodation is made when a disability is relieved by an auxiliary aid or a procedural change during assessment administration.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations if the Candidate is a qualified individual with a disability.

A request for a reasonable accommodation is a written statement from a Candidate requesting an adjustment or change for a reason related to a disability.  A request does not have to use any specific words, such as “reasonable accommodation,” “disability,” or “Rehabilitation Act.” If a Candidate has a disability, he/she may request a reasonable accommodation, even if the Candidate has not previously disclosed the existence of a disability.

It is the responsibility of the Candidate to seek accommodations in advance of his/her exam date.  Candidates must provide verification of the disability and a statement of the specific type of assistance needed to the CCITP PMO at least 30 days prior to the desired exam date.  Requests are to be sent to the CCITP PMO at osd.CINT-Certification@mail.mil.

The CCITP PMO may request documentation from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional about a disability and functional limitations when the disability and need for accommodation is not obvious.  Appropriate professionals include, but are not limited to, doctors (including psychiatrists), psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and licensed mental health professionals.

The need for and the ability to provide any specific accommodation is determined on an individual basis, depending on the unique circumstances involved and taking into consideration a specific disability and the existing limitations in completing the certification process.  The ability to provide a specific accommodation is also based on the capabilities available at the testing center providing the exam for the requesting party.

The CCITP PMO, along with the exam location, will make reasonable efforts to accommodate each request. If it would impose an undue burden to provide the required testing environment, the Candidate will be notified with a written explanation of the denial and a statement of the reasons for the denial.

Grievances regarding denied accommodations may be appealed to the CCITP PMO, who will then coordinate a response with the employing organization’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office.