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"High Tech Crime Investigation Training for Investigators by Investigators"

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) was formed to provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes.

As such, we are an organization that aspires to help all those in the high technology field by providing extensive information, education, collective partnerships, mutual member benefits, astute board leadership, and professional management.

Benefits of Membership

  • Live in-person and online training
  • Training library of on-demand training videos
  • A network of over 2,000 members from around the world
  • Access to local, regional or international chapter meetings
  • A variety of regional and international conferences, in addition to an international Cyber Summit Series
  • Discounts and free event passes for HTCIA members
  • Online community with active listservs on investigation topics
  • And more!

Qualifications for Membership

Police or Peace Officers, Investigators, Prosecuting Attorneys, public or private industry professionals who are engaged in the investigation and/or prosecution of criminal activity associated with computers and/or advanced technologies in the fields of Digital Forensics, Cybercrime, Information Security or Open Source Intelligence.

For information about our policy regarding criminal defense work, please see our defense membership policy page.

You may be eligible for membership if:

If you are an investigator in: Law Enforcement, Regulatory Agencies, Military, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Legal Counsel, Brand Protection, Sciences, Auditors, Prosecutorial Offices, private security industry professionals.

If you work in the following sectors: Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals, Nanotechnology, Food Production, Manufacturing, Transportation, Education, Government, Utilities, Intellectual Property Law, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Homeland Security and Homeland Defense Contractors, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Consulting

You investigate any of the following crimes: Intellectual Property Theft - All Types, Network Intrusions, Denial of Service and Theft of Information, Identity Theft, Industrial Control System Intrusions, Fraud and Theft, Trafficking in Drugs, Humans, or Weapons, Harassment, Bullying, Stalking or Crimes Against a Person, Bio-Tech, Cyber, Chemical or Nuclear Terrorism, Other Related Crimes


  • Chapter Member – supported by online webinars and 4 yearly training and networking meetings within a specific chapter’s geographical area and can attend any chapters training and networking meetings with proper chapter notification.
  • At-Large Member  supported by online webinars and can attend any chapters training and networking meetings with proper chapter notification.
  • Student Member – supported by a local chapter through online webinars and 4 yearly training and networking meetings. Non- voting member.

How To Apply

  1. Click the "Apply Now" button. 
  2. Enter your email address and a password. 
  3. Select your "Member Type" - either local chapter, at-large, or student. 
  4. Complete the rest of your profile information (including sponsors) and accept the membership terms. 
  5. Complete your payment. 

Once you have submitted the application is will be reviewed by a chapter officer. Assuming you meet the qualifications, a welcome email will be sent and you will have immediate access to all member benefits. If there are any questions from the chapter leadership, someone will reach out to confirm your eligibility. If you are not eligible for membership, your profile will be deleted and your payment refunded. 

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