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IP Crime Investigators College

The International  IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) is a fully interactive online training facility on the subject of intellectual property crime. It is designed to benefit all law enforcement, regulatory authorities and private sector investigators.

The College delivers leading edge training to enable investigators to effectively combat current and emerging threats from the transnational organized networks behind trafficking in illicit goods.

The certified course, recognized by INTERPOL, sets international standards and provides IP crime professionals with specialist awareness and learning in this field.

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Course contents

The introductory and intermediate levels of the IIPCIC  course are available online at www.iipcic.org.

  • Introductory level (modules 1-7): These modules have been developed for investigators who want to learn more about IP crime and who would like to undertake these types of cases. Those who successfully complete this level will have a greater understanding of IP crime and will be able to identify typical IP crime cases and initiate actions to undertake counterfeiting and piracy investigations.
  • Intermediate level (modules 8-14): These modules have been developed for investigators who want to enhance their knowledge of IP crime and who would like to actively pursue counterfeiting and piracy cases. Those who successfully complete this level will be able to conduct transnational organized IP crime cases and provide specialist advice to colleagues.

The modules are available in English, French and Spanish and will in the future be available in a number of other languages. An Arabic version will soon be available and Mandarin language training is in progress.

IIPCIC training certificate

Upon successful completion of these 14 core modules (both introductory and intermediate levels), students will receive a certificate endorsed by INTERPOL certifying they have “successfully completed a course of professional studies on the investigation of transnational and organized intellectual property (IP) crime”.

View a sample IIPCIC training certificate

INTERPOL International IP Crime Investigators College

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