Civil Rights Investigator Four: Advanced Interviewing Skills and Strategies

Civil Rights Investigator Four is our most advanced investigator training course, and draws on the best available evidence, research, and field-tested practices for effective investigations. Participants will engage the most critical elements of a civil rights investigation, including strategy development, conducting interviews, and developing credibility assessments.

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One of our most advanced trainings. For very seasoned investigators or those who have attended Investigator One and Two training. Investigator Level Three not required.

At the center of this course is the cognitive interview, a rapport-based, trauma-infused approach to dialogue with parties and witnesses designed to yield best available evidence.

The course will train participants to plan and conduct cognitive interviews, revealing more accurate and reliable evidence and information. The course is equal parts expert instruction and practical application, drawing from ATIXA’s stable of top-tier practitioners and providing ample opportunities for participants to hone their skills. Participants will benefit from direct interaction and observation with the instructors, as well as mock interviews with co-participants and strategic implementation simulations.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to work effectively with the Title IX Coordinator
  • Issue spotting
  • Developing an investigation strategy
  • Applying a conceptual approach to cognitive interview techniques
  • Recognizing the differences between interviews in elementary, middle, and high schools, and higher education settings
  • Engaging in trauma-infused interviewing
  • Assessing credibility
  • Applying the 2020 Title IX Regs era of investigation and reporting

Who should attend?

  • Title IX Administration
  • Training and Prevention
  • Investigations
  • Human Resources
  • Student Conduct
  • Student Affairs
  • General Counsel/Law
  • Compliance
  • Law Enforcement


Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $1,599 Member
  • $1,699 Non-Member

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  • August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7, 14, 21, 28, 4, 11, 18, 25, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6, 13, 20, 27: 8:30am - 11:30am ET Register
  • November 4, 11, 18: 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET Register


Registration Fee includes the Training & Certification Course, course slides, supplemental materials, ATIXA/TNG whitepapers, flowcharts, 2020 Regulations publications and webinars, HRCI pre-approved credit, SHRM pre-approved credit, and a 2-year Certification from ATIXA.

*You must attend all dates in your session to receive credit for attendance.

Group discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on group size and applicable on registrations for the same training or event. Discounts will be applied at checkout starting for groups of 2-4 attendees and increasing for groups of 5 or more attendees. Please contact with question

Previous levels of the investigator certification courses establish the foundation for solid investigation techniques, practices, and substantive understanding of policy. Investigator Four is a clinical exploration of report writing and analysis. Investigator Four is an advanced course on advanced interviewing skills & strategies.

To obtain Certification from ATIXA, you will need to attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course.

Please allow 14 business days following the completion of the course and then log-into or create an account with our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. Please follow the instructions on the webpage to obtain your certification. Our CCC program allows those certified by ATIXA to track, maintain, and extend their professional development through our programs. Learn more about our program here.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; TNG cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.