East Coast Gang Investigator’s Association (ECGIA) is offering a two-level Certification Program - BASIC and CERTIFIED GANG PROFESSIONAL. The Certifications, paired with experience, will serve as recognition that you possess a standard of professional competence, knowledge, and specialization in the area of street gangs.

 ECGIA Basic Certification  

The ECGIA Basic Certification recognizes law enforcement that has limited work experience in the field of gang investigations however, they are an active member in a professional gang investigation organization and have attended gang training.  


  • Criminal justice employee
  • An active member of a Gang Investigator’s Association.
  • Proof of attendance at an ECGIA recognized Gang Investigator’s Association training within a year.
  • Completion of the National Gang Center Street Gang Intelligence Training: www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Online-Training

Administration:  Issuance of a formal certificate upon proof of work status, membership and training completion.

Cost: $50 ECGIA Basic Certification 

ECGIA Certified Gang Professional (CGP) Program  

The Certified Gang Professional (CGP) Program certifies law enforcement that has more than five years experience, attend gang and intelligence training, hold active membership in a professional gang investigation organization and successfully pass an examination. 


  • Criminal justice employee, in the field for more than 5 years. 
  • An active member of a Gang Investigator’s Association.
  • Proof of attendance at an ECGIA recognized Gang Investigator’s Association training within a year prior to the CGP testing.
  • Participate in on-site ‘Gangs 101’ course of instruction.
  • Successfully pass the certification exam with a score of 85% or more.
    • Applicants that do not pass the initial test have two chances within one year to retake the exam. 


  • Administration and facilitation will be provided by ECGIA members during regional training, conferences and other posted events advertised on its site: www.ecgia.org.
  • Issuance of a formal certificate upon successful completion.


$125 Certified Gang Professional for a period of 3 years. 

$125 for Recertification (*requirements listed above except on-site gangs 101 is not needed)  Refunds will not be granted in any circumstance, including if an applicant does not pass the exam.



Certification Program Info


Certified Gang Professional Application

Basic Certification Application

Send your completed application, copies of training certificates and payment to:


90 W. Afton

Suite 181

Yardley, PA 19067

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QUESTIONS and Supporting Docmentation:  can be directed to the ECGIA Certification Coordinator at certification@ecgia.org


Initial and Renewal training to be held at our

14th Annual East Coast Gang Investigators Association (ECGIA) New England Chapter

Gang Information Sharing and Training Conference

April 19, 2020 - April 23, 2020

Radisson Hotel Providence RI Airport

2081 Post Rd

Warwick, RI 02886


The East Coast Gang Investigator’s Association proudly announces its new and revamped Certified Gang Professional program (CGP).  The program will be delivered for those wishing to receive certification and recertification during the course of our annual conference this April, in Warwick, Rhode Island.  

The fee for this program is $125.00 for both seeking their initial certification or a renewal. The association will recognize a renewal period of three (3) years.  Registration and payments received after April 1, 2020 will be charged a $25.00 late fee ($150.00). Credit card payment can be made at the conference on registration day only (please make a note on registration form if paying with credit card). Seats are limited, Registration is mandatory in order to reserve your seat.

There is a free Gangs 101 Course being held at the conference on April 20, 2020 for those that are taking the CGP. Conference attendance is not necessary in order to take the Gangs 101 class and CGP test. Conference registration is NOT included in the CGP fee.

Any questions may be directed to CGP Coordinators Kevin Mailman at kmailman@ecgia.org or 774-364-0437 and William Schmid at wschmid@ecgia.org or 302-420-4891.

Please click on the HERE tab for registration form.


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