Computer Forensic Institute, Nigeria (CFIN)

Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN)
...Developing Digital Forensics Examiners
since 2008
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Get Certified as a Digital Forensics Examiner!
- Get Certified as a Digital Forensics Examiner!
- Study for and pass the MCFI Certification Examination of the Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN)
- By Boot Camp or by Online, Virtual Classes
WELCOME to the Website of Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN)
CFIN was established in 2008 with the purpose of developing digital forensics examiners and cyber security experts.  We have since then certified members working in the Judiciary, Nigeria Police Force and other Law-enforcement Agencies, Anti-corruption Agencies, Military, Intelligence and Security Agencies, the academics, Banking and Financial Institutions, and those working as investigators, prosecutors, defense lawyers, administrators, auditors, accountants, private sector individuals and consultants.
We seize this opportunity to invite you to join the prestigious profession for Digital Forensics. Certified Forensics Examiners specialize in the detection, investigation and prevention of digital and computer crimes, We also support Law-enforcement Agencies, Judiciary, Prosecutors and Defense Counsels by skillful handling of digital evidence in both cybercrime and terrestrial crimes..
Digital forensics is a new and fast growing profession.  It can be defined as the science of acquiring, preserving, examining, analyzing, reporting and presenting digital evidence in a manner that is legally acceptable in a court of law or an administrative panel of inquiry.  It is processing of digital or electronic data into digital or electronic evidence through the use of the forensic science methodologies of digital or computer forensics.  We apply forensic science and technology to solve crimes.  

The field is open to all who are prepared to abide by the Professional Code of Ethics of the profession and who have no criminal record.  This website was developed to provide you with enough information about the Institute and how you can benefit from certification program and its other activities for members.


The Chartered Institute of Digital Forensics of Nigeria (CIDFON) Bill (HB.1491), 2023 has passed the Concurrence stage at the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 18th January 2023.  The bill was earlier passed by the House of Representatives, National Assembly, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria on 27th July 2022. You will recall that the Public Hearing for this Bill took place on Tuesday, 26th October 2021 at the House of Representatives, National Assembly, Abuja.

Our congratulations to the Executive Council/Certification Board and Members of the Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN).

To become a member of CFIN, a candidate must take the following steps:
1. Obtain a CFIN Membership Application Form.  To download the form, click here.
2. Pay the Application form fee as explained in the Application Form.
3. Register for the Digital Forensics Certification Course.  For further information and registration, click here.
4. After completing the course and passing its final examination, you can apply to the Certification Board of CFIN with your Certificate for CFIN Certification for the MCFI designation.
5. Following the approval of your application for Professional Membership, you will be invited for an Induction Ceremony.
6. Attend the Induction Ceremony for new Professional Members.
7.  Swear to an Oath of Professional Ethics at the Induction Ceremony.
8.  Obtain your Professional Membership Certification and the MCFI designation.
9.  Pay your annual membership fee annually.


Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN) announces the Online Digital Forensics Certification course by First Digital Online Forensics Academy.   This is in addition to the five-day, intensive Boot Camp for the MCFI Certification of  CFIN.  This marks the successful conversion of our 12-year old Certification Boot Camp to an online platform.

For further information about the Boot Camp or the ONLINE Digital Forensics Certification Course, click below.
or WhatsApp or call: +234-802-320-8780
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Advance your career by joining the prestigious and challenging professional field of digital forensics, today.  
Study online and be mentored by the best in the field.  
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