Academic Partnership Program

We partner with leading academic institutions to promote digital forensics educational excellence.

Cellebrite Academic Partnership Program (CAPP)

To better prepare aspiring forensic professionals entering the field, Cellebrite is partnering with leading qualified academic institutions to promote digital forensics educational excellence. A prestigious academic program, for qualifying universities, to enrich their academics with innovative, best-in-class technology and expertise, equipping graduates with critical skills they can put to immediate use. The Cellebrite Academic Partnership Program enriches forensics academic course offerings with affordable, best-in-class technology, training and expertise all backed by industry-leading certification. Designed with the mobile forensic professional in mind, the program provides a standardized framework for students to access leading-edge technologies and hands-on training techniques that will enhance their job performance.

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Program elements

From showing students how to get the most out of their mobile forensics tools, to educating them about testifying on digital mobile evidence in court, Cellebrite’s Academic Partnership Program prepares students for the full range of responsibilities a job in mobile forensics brings. The program consists of three fundamental elements:

In-Depth Training Expertise

Cellebrite delivers structured, standardized forensic training and certification for faculty members, facilitating proficiency with Cellebrite technology and applications. Highly trained and experienced digital forensics experts bring in-depth, real-world industry knowledge to help course instructors build the unique skillsets required to manage digital forensics’ rapid evolution. The curriculum delivers the knowledge required for evidence collection from mobile phones and portable GPS devices, advanced data analysis and reporting, ensuring students will enter the courtroom confident and prepared to answer the questions about evidence they recovered.

Instructors can train students towards the demanding Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO) and Cellebrie Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA) accreditations, providing students with an intense exposure to the Cellebrite Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) Physical Analyzer software, and all of the core competencies associated with the examination of mobile devices using Cellebrite’s tools and methodology.

Industry-Leading Tools

Recognized worldwide as the professional standard in mobile forensics, Cellebrite provides access to its widely deployed technology solutions, allowing students to develop skills and proficiency using each tool. Practical use cases and repeated hands-on training prepares students to professionally handle a seized device in a forensically sound manner.

Advancing the Industry

Cellebrite advances the digital forensics profession by fostering the development of future practitioners. Beyond comprehensive tools and training, our program provides ongoing support for student development through participation in research projects and access to additional tools and licenses, as well as guidance from industry experts.

Preparing Next-Generation Mobile Forensic Professionals

Cellebrite is committed to nurturing and advancing the digital forensics profession by driving awareness of its critical concepts, tools, and best practices. The Cellebrite Academic Partnership Program:

  • Promotes the growing importance of digital forensics within public safety and intelligence operations, and strengthens knowledge of the underlying principles of digital forensics.
  • Instills best-practices for securing, extracting, decoding, analyzing and reporting on digital mobile evidence.
  • Validates student technical knowledge, proficiency and competency through formalized certification.

Frequently asked questions

What are the eligibility criteria to become Cellebrite Academic Partner?



The program is open to accredited, non-for-profit, university-level institutes, worldwide. An accredited institute is one that is publicly or privately funded and can be defined as: University or college that offers education leading to nationally recognized qualifications, or levels of academic achievement, and that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting council, commission, appropriate government agency, or board of education of the state or country in which the educational institution is located. Furthermore, to qualify, the institute may not be part of a law enforcement organization or other similar government agency or provide service to any external entity whether for a fee or for free with the products provided under this program. Cellebrite reserves the right to make the final judgment on whether or not an institution qualifies for the program.

What are the academic prerequisites for students to study the Cellebrite provided academic content?



Cellebrite provided academic content, built around its industry leading CCO and CCPA courses, are to be taught to students in their 2nd year or higher or such that met specific pre-agreed minimum criteria.

In what way products provided under this program, differ from those used by law enforcement?



The Academic Partnership Program provide students access to leading tools, knowledge and processes used by law enforcement for mobile device forensics. The products provided under this program are identical to commercially available products and contain the same rich feature-set and capabilities. The Academic Program provides all products with Educational license restricting their use to educational purposes only on a non-commercial basis.

What do partner institutes gain by joining this program?



By joining the Cellebrite Academic Partnership Program, qualified institutes, gets a unique opportunity to enhance their academic curriculum and provide their students with industry relevant knowledge and an opportunity to obtain a world-renowned professional certification. The program provides qualified institutes access to the leading technology, used by law enforcement and forensic professionals, worldwide, in the form of products, to equip the digital forensic lab and educational content and syllabus to educate and build competency with students. Furthermore, upon successful completion, students will be given the opportunity to become Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO) and Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA). In addition, students of a partner institute, can apply for Cellebrite Research Projects Support to obtain further tools and products to assist with their educational research projects.

How to apply for Cellebrite Global Academic Partnership Program?



Any academic institute, meeting the eligibility criteria, may apply to become Academic Partner Institute, by submitting the online form. Each application is reviewed and Cellebrite team will advise back on the next steps.

What is the process of becoming Cellebrite Academic Partner?



After reviewing of each institute application, Cellebrite team will provide the necessary documents and instructions. Qualified institutes will be provided guidance on how the provided products and training material is to be used and be asked to sign an agreement to govern that. Upon accepting and signing of all documents, Cellebrite will deliver the products and licenses and allow the assigned Program Lead to register to Cellebrite provided training to commence his/her certification process.

Empower your students with affordable access to best-in-class mobile forensics technology and training expertise that will prepare them to successfully navigate a dynamic digital forensics field and contribute to a safer society.