Level Two – Two Days

Description of the Course | Who Should Attend | Prerequisites | How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA? | What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

Level Two investigator training is an intermediate level of training that builds on your skill set with more nuanced questioning techniques, a strong focus on questioning, record keeping and note-taking, managing complex investigations, and a topical exploration that broadens beyond the sexual misconduct focus of Level One. This training builds strong skills with frequent exercises and case studies that allow for high levels of interaction, analysis and the application of various civil rights investigation techniques.

Level Two training in an intermediate level of training for those who have some experience as investigators, or who have taken the ATIXA Level One training, previously. This training meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304 for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties. In this training, you’ll build on your skill set with more nuanced questioning techniques, a strong focus on record keeping and note-taking, managing complex investigations, and a topical exploration that broadens beyond the sexual misconduct focus of Level One, as the skills of investigating sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner (domestic and dating violence) violence are learned. Trauma-informed interviews and addressing pattern/predatory behavior are special topics of focus for this training. There will be a legal update on any new mandates that are timely, but this training is not as law-focused as the Level One training. This training builds strong skills with frequent exercises on questioning, an emphasis on analysis by investigators, and case studies which allow for high levels of interaction and the application of various civil rights investigation techniques.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Investigation Process Overview
  • Components of an Investigation
  • Investigation Strategies
  • Elements of Investigation Reports
  • Basic Understanding of Evidence
  • Basic Understanding of Credibility
  • Basic Understanding of Sanctions
  • Case Studies

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Who Should Attend?

These courses are designed for seasoned professionals, with a basic understanding of Title IX, the Investigations process and its oversight, in the following fields:

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

Prerequisites

Level Two training is an intermediate level of training for those who have a detailed understanding of Title IX and a moderate level of investigative experience, or for who have completed ATIXA Level One investigation training.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

How is this different from our other certifications?

This training is more hands-on, practice and application-based than the Level One training. Participants are expected to already have a working understanding of Title IX, equity and investigation requirements – gained through Level One or on-the-job experience. Case studies and exercises focus on investigating sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner (domestic and dating violence) violence, including trauma-informed interviews and addressing pattern/predatory behavior.

What does my Certification mean?

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.