EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI)

Computer crimes are becoming increasingly common. The Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) is in demand. Government and corporate entities globally seek to hire CHFI's to investigate hacking attacks and properly extract evidence to report the crime and conduct audits to prevent future attacks.

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Our Information Security Training programs provide the full range of training in the areas of computer crime, digital forensics, computer investigations and standard computer data recovery. Starting salary, in the field of computer forensics, ranges from $85,000 to $120,000 and there is a high demand for jobs with law enforcement for such graduates. Attaining your Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) certification with Extellent Professional Development Centers will validate your skills to identify an intruder's footprints and to properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute in the court of law.

Recommended Training

Certification Exam (s) Course (s)
Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) Certification® 312-49 Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Target Audience

  • Police and other Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Defense and Military Personnel
  • e-Business Security Professionals
  • Systems Administrators
  • Legal Professionals
  • Banking, Insurance and other professionals
  • Government Agencies
  • IT Managers

Certification Requirements

The CHFI certification is awarded after successfully passing the exam EC0 312-49. CHFI EC0 312-49 exams are available at Prometric.

Eligibitlity Process

  • Applicant will need to go to to fill in an online request for the Eligibility Application Form. Applicant will receive an electronic Exam Eligibility Application Form and the applicant will need to complete the information required on the form. Waiting time for processing of eligibility application is approximately 2 weeks. Should the applicant not hear from us after 2 weeks, the applicant can contact
  • EC-Council will contact applicant’s Boss/ Supervisor/Department head, who have agreed to act as applicant’s verifier in the application form, for authentication purposes.
  • For verification of Educational Background EC-Council requires a written letter in physical or electronic format confirming the certification(s) earned by the candidate.

  • If application is approved, applicant will be required to purchase a voucher from EC-Council DIRECTLY. EC-Council will then send the candidate the eligibility code and the voucher code which candidate can use to register and schedule the test at any Authorized Prometric or VUE Testing Center globally. Please note that Prometric and VUE Registration will not entertain any requests without the eligibility code.
  • The Approved application stands valid for 3 months from the date of Approval, the candidate needs to test 3 months from date of Approval.
  • An extension request will require the Approval of Certdirector.
  • If application is not approved, the application fee of USD 100 will not be refunded.


Candidates whose eligibility code does not match the details in the eligibility application and that bears a different voucher code than which was provided will not be certified.

EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification status of candidates who attempt this exam without a valid eligibility voucher number.

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