Advanced Certification

Who is Eligible:

Any active member of IAATI, who is certified as a Certified Auto Theft Investigator (Level I), who has completed the application and scores a minimum of 200 points (see application for scoring standards). All applications are screened and information verified before a certificate is issued. Failure to maintain active IAATI membership will result in revocation of certification.

What does the exam consist of: The exam is 50 questions. The exam will test your knowledge in advanced vehicle identification, glass code dating, salvage, street racing, expert witness testimony, rental car theft, supervising the auto theft unit, crime prevention, business inspections and psychology of the auto thief. The application and exam material can be downloaded from the file library.


How do I take the exam:

  • IAATI has partnered up with the National Insurance Crime Training Academy (NICTA) to provide on-line testing. The site can be accessed at The cost of the test is $25.00.
  • Once the test is taken online you can mail a copy of your score and the completed application. Once that is received a certificate will be mailed to you.


Please make all inquiries and send all completed applications and test scores to the following:

         Executive Director John V. Abounader
         IAATI Executive Offices 
         PO Box 223 Clinton, NY   13323‐0223 
         Office: 315-853-1913