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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 CCITP-Fundamentals (CCITP-F) 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 Program Manager prior to the candidate scheduling the exam.  Approval by the candidate’s Program Manager indicates that leadership has reviewed the application and validated that it was complete and accurate.  For more information, please refer to the CCITP Program Candidate Handbook, found here.

Scoring the CCITP-F Certification Exam

The CCITP-F exam is electronically delivered and 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 exam. While the CCITP-F exam has 115 multiple-choice questions, a candidate’s final overall score is only based on the 100 scored questions. The remaining 15 questions are unscored and added for piloting purposes; performance on these questions do not affect a candidate’s overall score. Each question (scored and unscored) has only one correct answer that was validated during exam development by a representative group of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from the C-InT Enterprise.

Candidates will have 130 minutes, or two (2) hours and ten (10) minutes to complete 115 multiple choice questions. The CCITP-F exam questions are linked to one of five (5) different topic areas that align to the CCITP-EBK.

Topic Areas:

  • Topic Area 1: Policy and Directives - 25%
  • Topic Area 2: Social and Behavior Science - 10%
  • Topic Area 3: Researching - 30%
  • Topic Areas 4 & 5: Synthesis & Tools and Methods - 35%
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 (Policy and Directives)
  • Group 2: Topic Areas 2 & 3 (Social and Behavioral Science & Researching)
  • Group 3: Topic Areas 4 & 5 (Synthesis & Tools and Methods)
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. The candidate will also be required to apply as a new candidate and complete the registration process again (completing the application, receiving approval and prioritization from the candidate’s organization’s Program Manager, submitting a request to the test center of choice) each time they attempt to retest.

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 CCITP-A certification are as follows:

  • Certificants must currently hold the CCITP-F credential
  • Certificants must be current C-InT Program Personnel
  • Certificants must have a minimum of 12 months working in a C-InT 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 Approval

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

Scoring the CCITP-A Exam

The CCITP-A exam is electronically delivered and 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. While the CCITP-A exam has 100 multiple-choice questions, a candidate’s final overall score is only based on the 85 scored questions. The remaining 15 questions are unscored and added for piloting purposes; performance on these questions do not affect a candidate’s overall score. Each question (scored and unscored) has only one correct answer that was validated during exam development by a representative group of SMEs from the C-InT Enterprise.

Candidates will have 160 minutes, or two (2) hours and forty (40) minutes to complete 100 scenario-based multiple choice questions. The CCITP-A exam questions are linked to one of six (6) different topic areas that align to the CCITP-EBK.

Topic Areas:

  • Topic Area 1: Policy and Directives - 20%
  • Topic Area 2:Social and Behavior Science - 10%
  • Topic Area 3: Researching - 20%
  • Topic Areas 4 & 5: Synthesis & Tools and Methods - 35%
  • Topic Area 6: Vulnerabilities Assessment and Management - 15%

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 (Policy and Directives)
  • Group 2: Topic Areas 2 & 3 (Social and Behavioral Science & Researching)
  • Group 3: Topic Areas 4 & 5 (Synthesis & Tools and Methods)
  • Group 4: Topic Area 6 (Vulnerabilities Assessment)
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. The candidate will also be required to apply as a new candidate and complete the registration process again (completing the application, receiving approval and prioritization from the candidate’s organization’s Program Manager, submitting a request to the test center of choice) each time they attempt to retest.

How to Apply

Apply for the Exams

Candidates interested in taking either CCITP exam must first register online via the following link https://cint-gsx.learningbuilder.com. Candidates will be required to create an account 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 application in the system. The request will then be sent to the candidate’s C-InT Program Manager for validation and approval. Once approved by the Program Manager, candidates will be contacted by the CCITP PMO with approval to test and instructions for scheduling an exam. 

NOTE: The Program Manager 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 Program Manager, they should first contact their Program Manager and discuss the issue with them. If they are unable to resolve the issue with their Program Manager, the candidate may submit an appeal to the CCITP PMO in writing (for further details on this process, see the Appeals section of the CCITP Program Candidate Handbook).

The exams are delivered electronically 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 cancel or reschedule a confirmed exam at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled exam and does not show for their scheduled exam, the USG will still be charged an exam 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 2 exam iterations, he or she will not be able to participate in the CCITP Program. Individuals may appeal by submitting a waiver request explaining why they were unable to make the scheduled exam session. 

Requests for Reasonable Accommodations

If a candidate feels that they require any special accommodations in order to take either of the CCITP exams, they must 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 exam 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 administering the exam for the requesting party.

The CCITP PMO, along with the test center 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.