In order to take the MCFE-IEF course, students must first successfully enroll and complete the IEF 200 course. If a student has already taken the "IEF Essentials Course" in the past, this will also qualify them to take the certification exam.
Prior to taking the certification exam, students will be presented with digital evidence files to download and process before starting the timed evaluation. The test will consist of 45 questions that are a mix of theory and practical questions. There is an 80-minute time limit and a passing score is 80% or higher.
The MCFE-IEF will be valid for a period of two years from the date of successful completion.