Professional Development

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CMECI Certification: Certified Missing & Exploited Child Investigator
This certification provides the professional investigator with the first ever specialized child trafficking investigator designation.
Benefits include the ability to become part of the SRT (Special Response Team) which participates in the rescue/ recovery of missing
and exploited children.


  • Be an Active Member Level in good standing with NAMEC

  • Successfully pass the CMECI exam.

  • No felony convictions.


  • $25 test fee to be paid after the application is submitted and approved

  • $25 renewal – after one year $25 in addition to proof of continuing education in Missing and Exploited Children. Additional avenues:  publish a book or article, attend a NAMEC conference, completion of a course of study at a credited institution for missing and exploited children or credited professional police or investigation.

SRT Certification: Special Response Team. The SRT is comprised of the NAMEC members across the country who are called upon to voluntarily
assist in child recoveries.
Benefits include the ability to be part of the recovery of missing & exploited children with top professionals in policing, special
operations, and investigations.


  • Obtain and maintain the designation CMECI (Certified Missing & Exploited Child Investigator).

  • Be a member in good standing with NAMEC.

  • Maintain a current insurance policy.

  • Yearly renewal – provide a copy of insurance binder every year.

There is no additional fee for this designation.

Study Guide for Certified Missing & Exploited Child Investigator
Investigation of Missing and Exploited Children: The Gateway of Child Sex Trafficking

Paperback, 130 Pages

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Investigation of Missing & Exploited Children: The Gateway of Child Sex Trafficking is designed to provide the essential knowledge needed to identify and understand the issues and solutions that effectively combat the evils of domestic child sex trafficking in the United States. It is both an instructional guide and a resource manual for both the citizen and the government manager. The approach is direct and concise, which facilitates comprehension by novices as well as experienced public servants. The purpose of this book is to fill the existing need within the field of public and private prevention/investigation of runaways for a precise, comprehensive manual detailing the elements necessary for the elimination of turning vulnerable children into sex slaves. There is a lack of professional resources on preventing child sex trafficking currently available. Investigation of Missing & Exploited Children: The Gateway of Child Sex Trafficking will help fill this void.


Application to become a Certified Missing & Exploited Children Investigator

Click here to apply for CMECI Certification test