In recent years, the CFIT was a three-day training preceded by a one-day prerequisite MD training open to all team members. It was meant to be followed by the CFIT 2 training, which included several specific content modules and additional practice components.
In the revision, the MDT material will be covered by four hours of online instruction, plus eight hours of required reading, related assignments, and a pre-training knowledge assessment. The MDT team training will be a separate event with dates not necessarily connected to the CFIT training. In-person MDT training can be substituted for the online prerequisites.
The in-person CFIT training will be 4 days. The CFIT will be offered at least twice per year in both Northern and Southern CA (4 CFITS total). With the addition of the online prerequisite work, it will no longer be required that forensic interviewers attend the in-person MDT training.
The training has been updated to reflect new research and bring material back into the training which had been moved into the CFIT 2 training. It does not, however, contain the extensive peer review opportunities offered through CFIT 2.