The FETI Methodology Course

The FETI Methodology Course is Certified FETI’s foundational training as it provides the full curriculum for the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview methodology.


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This is the first course on your way to learning the full FETI Methodology. There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Course Dates

- Open for enrollment 24/7/365.
- Complete at your own pace.
- Course completion typically takes 16 hours.
- Includes 6 optional Office Hour events per year.
- Office Hours include live online access to our instructors where you can ask questions, discuss our Methodology, etc.
- See our calendar for Office Hours dates.

About This Course

At the core of the FETI Methodology Course is an interactive online experience taught by Certified FETI Advanced (CFP-A) instructors with significant industry and FETI interviewing experience. The course provides instruction on the official FETI Framework™, detailing how to correctly conduct a Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview in addition to a library of information and resources.

Attendees of the FETI Methodology Course, step 1 on the path to Basic Certification in the FETI Methodology, are encouraged to enroll in step 2, the Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Course, where interviews are conducted, practiced, and evaluated by our instructors in a small and highly effective learning environment.

Attendees must complete all required coursework and fully participate in all required exercises to receive a certificate of completion. Attendees with a certificate of completion achieve the prerequisite requirement to attend the Practical Application of FETI course. Completion of this course does not provide an attendee with a license to instruct the FETI Methodology or identify themselves as a Certified FETI Practitioner. Attendees intending to be identified as a practitioner of Certified FETI are required to fulfill all requirements of, at a minimum, Basic Certification. Attendees intending to instruct Certified FETI are required to fulfill requirements of Advanced Certification and then apply for a specialty designation of Instructor.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the FETI FrameworkTM
  • Recognize the impact of trauma and high-stress on memory, communication, and recall
  • Learn how to maximize opportunities for information gathering
  • Understand the difference between an interview and an investigation
  • Identify ways that Experiential Information CollectionTM may be negatively impacted

Course Outline

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Pre-Course Information Submissions
Getting Started
Proficiency Evaluation
Practical Exercise
FETI Foundations
FETI Framework Element #1: Science and Practice-Based
FETI Framework Element #2: Opportunities For Information™
Proficiency Evaluation
Practical Exercise
FETI Framework Element #3: Neutral and Equitable
FETI Framework Element #4: Continuum of an Interview Experience
Practical Exercise
Bringing it all Together
Optional Learning
Post-Course Evaluation of Learning

Read our full course documentation in our library.

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The FETI Methodology Course

Lifetime access to the full FETI Methodology and its annual curriculum updates

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Why the FETI Methodology Course over other interviewing training?

The FETI Methodology Course was built by leading multi-disciplinary interview practitioners, neuroscientists, and is continuously improved and vetted by expert advisors around the world.

Lifetime Access

Receive lifetime access to annual curriculum updates and office hours

Standardized & Evaluated

The FETI Methodology is standardized with evaluation metrics

Emphasizes Practice

FETI training respects interviewing as a skill that needs continuous practice

Real-world Experience

Our instructors are active practitioners of the FETI Methodology in the field

More than a ‘One-and-done’ Training

Our expertise, tools, and services are here for you after the training and beyond

Office Hours

Live access to our instructors throughout the year during and after your training