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Become a Certified Evidence Specialist

Along with the IAPE's extensive evidence training courses, the IAPE offers our members the opportunity to become Certified Property and Evidence Specialists. 

Certification is available to our law enforcement agency members as well as our corporate members. The designation of CPES or CCPES indicates that the holder is a professional who has completed requirements in training; has worked in the field for a required period of time; and has demonstrated their knowledge of professional standards through a written test. More than 2,000 IAPE members have achieved the CPES or CCPES designation.

IAPE Training Classes

Certified Property and Evidence Specialist (CPES)

 If you are a law enforcement official and are looking to obtain individual commercial certification in property and evidnece then this program is for you.

Download the certification requirement PDF and/or view the basic requirements below.

Certification Application(CPES)

Re-Certification Application(CEPS)

What Our Clients Say about IAPE Training

  • "I am a second time student and I still gained so much regarding managing the most critical items in a
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Corporate Certified Property and Evidence Specialist (CCPES)

 If you are a non-law enforcement official and are looking to obtain individual commercial certification in property and evidnece then this program is for you.

Download the certification requirement PDF and/or view the basic requirements below.

Certification Application(CCPES)

Re-Certification Application(CCPES)

Five Requirements for Certification

If you are looking to obtain any of the IAPE Certifications review above please review the 5 simple tabbed steps below:

Step 1 - Membership

DUES PAYMENT REQUIREMENT ONCE CERTIFIED - To retain the CPES designation, annual IAPE membership dues must be paid.

Start or Renew Membership

 

IAPE Training Class Schedule

All Classes

07 Aug 2017 - 08 Aug 2017
IAPE - South San Francisco, CA
California
14 Aug 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
IAPE - Commerce City, CO
Colorado
22 Aug 2017 - 23 Aug 2017
IAPE - Birmingham, AL
Alabama
29 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
IAPE - Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota
12 Sep 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
IAPE - Elk Grove Village, IL
Illinois
12 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
IAPE -Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico
21 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
IAPE Supervisors Only Class - Carrollton, TX
Texas
26 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
IAPE - Maynard, MA
Massachusetts
18 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
IAPE - St. Peters, MO
Missouri
30 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
IAPE - Frederick, MD
Maryland
07 Nov 2017 - 08 Nov 2017
IAPE - Portland, OR
Oregon
14 Nov 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
IAPE - Bunnell, FL
Florida
04 Dec 2017 - 05 Dec 2017
IAPE - Burbank, CA
California
26 Feb 2018 - 27 Feb 2018
IAPE - Las Vegas, NV
Nevada
28 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
IAPE - Kenosha, WI
04 Apr 2018 - 05 Apr 2018
IAPE - Lawrence, IN
Indiana

Western Classes

07 Aug 2017 - 08 Aug 2017
IAPE - South San Francisco, CA
California
14 Aug 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
IAPE - Commerce City, CO
Colorado
12 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
IAPE -Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico
07 Nov 2017 - 08 Nov 2017
IAPE - Portland, OR
Oregon
04 Dec 2017 - 05 Dec 2017
IAPE - Burbank, CA
California
26 Feb 2018 - 27 Feb 2018
IAPE - Las Vegas, NV
Nevada

Midwest Classes

29 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
IAPE - Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota
12 Sep 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
IAPE - Elk Grove Village, IL
Illinois
18 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
IAPE - St. Peters, MO
Missouri
04 Apr 2018 - 05 Apr 2018
IAPE - Lawrence, IN
Indiana

Northeast Classes

26 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
IAPE - Maynard, MA
Massachusetts
30 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
IAPE - Frederick, MD
Maryland

Southern Classes

22 Aug 2017 - 23 Aug 2017
IAPE - Birmingham, AL
Alabama
21 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
IAPE Supervisors Only Class - Carrollton, TX
Texas
14 Nov 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
IAPE - Bunnell, FL
Florida

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IAPE Certification FAQ

  • What is the difference between
    CPES and CCPES certification? +

    CPES stands for Certified Property and Evidence Specialist and refers to law enforcement agency professionals. CCPES stands for Corporate Certified Property and Evidence Specialist for non-law enforcement corporations and companies.
  • What are the requirements to become certified? +

    To become certified, CPES, you must be a, IAPE member in-good-standing with IAPE, have successfully taken the Property Management class offered by IAPE, applied and passed the CPES test, and paid the fee for the certification. The requirements for CCPES are somewhat similar to the CPES. Please refer to the Certification page for more detailed information.
  • Where do I go to take the certification test? +

    Once your application and payment is received and processed you will be emailed a web site link and login information. The entire test process takes place online, and is text-based, so there are no internet connection speed issues.
  • When do I know my test results
    and get my certificate? +

    You will know immediately at completion of the 50 multiple choice questions if you have passed. You will be mailed your certificate within 10 business days.
  • How long is my certification valid? +

    Once you are certified, your certification is good for 5 years.

    Download more info on the requirements here (pdf file). You can download the application for RE-certification here.

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