The 2018 Applicants Handbook

 

The Applicant's Handbook contains all of the information an applicant needs to successfully apply for their professional child forensic interview credentials. It is highly recommended that all  credentialing applicants read the document carefully. If you have further questions about the program, please contact the member services representative at: naccfiadmin@naccfi.com

 

The Multi-tiered Credentials

NACCFI offers four distinct professional credentials. Each credentialing tier demonstrates a progression in professional training and practice experience for the child forensic interviewer.
 

Registered Child Forensic Interviewer (RCFI)

The first credentialing tier is the RCFI. This is the entry level credential given to a practitioner who has completed the initial 32 hour entry level training identified as critical to safe and effective practice. The RCFI applicant must pass a competency examination to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge competencies identified as critical to safe and effective practice.
 
Certified Child Forensic Interviewer (CCFI)
 
The Certified Child Forensic Interviewer (CCFI) credential identifies a practitioner who completed the required training 25 interviews 40 of initial training and also participated in a peer reviewed practicum. The peer reviewed practicum is a best practice for all the well-recognized child forensic interview training programs.
 
 Advanced Child Forensic Interviewer (ACFI)
 
The ACFI credential identifies a practitioner who completed the required training which includes a peer reviewed practicum and has conducted a minimum of 100 child forensic interviews.
 
 
Diplomate Child Forensic Interviewer (DCFI)
  
The DCFI credential indicates advanced, expert level practice experience evidenced by the practitioner having completed a minimum of 500 child forensic interviews.
 

Active & Inactive Status

 
Credentialed members who are not currently conducting child forensic interviews may apply for and or designate their current credential in inactive status. Practitioners who are in inactive status for other than disciplinary reasons will remain listed in the National Members Registry. Inactive status only indicates that the practitioners meets the credentialing standards but is not currently conducting child forensic interviews. Those practitioners who fail to renew their credentials in a timely manner will also be designated as inactive in the registry of members. All credentialed members reserve the right to revoke their credentials and have their names removed from the National Members Registry with no cause by submitting a request to the Chairman of the NACCFI Board. Reinstatements of credentials may require a new application process.

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 Certification Board Bios

 Hector M. Campos LCSW 
 Clinical Social Worker
 Fredericksburg, Virginia
 Board Chairman
 
 Joan Carter JD, MSW
 Attorney
 Arlington, Virginia
 Board Vice Chairman
 
 Kelly Bober DCFI
 CAC Executive Director
 Winchester, Virginia
 Board Secretary
 
 Naomi Lau  LCSW
 DoD Program Analyst
 Arlington, Virginia
 Board Treasurer
 
 Sylvia Aldaz DCFI, LSAA
 CAC Director /
 New Mexico /
 Professional Member/
 
 Kristen E. Webb LCSW
 Child Forensic Interviewer
 Bethesda, Maryland
 Professional Member
 
 Daryl B. Leach, LCSW, DCFI
 Child Forensic Interviewer
 Rockville, Maryland
 Professional Member
 
 Lisa Mitton, LCSW
 Child Forensic Interviewer
 Twin Falls, Idaho
 Professional Member
 
 Barbara Craig MD, FAAP
 Director AFCCP
 Bethesda, Maryland
 Professional Member
 
 Jackson C. Knox
 Community Organizer
 Richmond, Virginia
 Public Member
 
Examination Task Force Bios
 
Johanna Hager  LCPC, DCFI
CAC Executive Director
Morison, Illinois 
 
Hector M. Campos, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Fredericksburg, Virginia
  
Christina Copland M.S. Ed.
Child Forensic Interviewer
Maryville, Tennessee
 
Ann D. Goodall LBSW, ACFI
Social Work Specialist
Child Forensic Interviewer
Topeka, Kansas
 
Leslie Vassilaros, LSW, DCFI
CAC Executive Director
Wheeling, West Virginia
 
Michele Thames, DCFI
Child Forensic Interviewer
Norfolk, Virginia
 
Kelly Bober, DCFI
CAC Executive Director
Winchester, Virginia
 
Paul D. Naylor, PhD
Psychometric Consultant
Durham, North Carolina

Daryl B. Leach LCSW, DCFI
Child Forensic Interviewer
Rockville, Maryland
  
Lisa Mitton, LCSW
Child Forensic Interviewer
Twin Falls, Idaho