About CEIC

The Chainalysis Ethereum Investigations Certification (CEIC) is designed for Chainalysis customers who have achieved their Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC).

The course uses a mix of expert-delivered training, practical exercises, and group discussion to provide hands-on expertise in blockchain analysis & investigation using Chainalysis Reactor. This training can be delivered virtually or in an in-person classroom setting over one full day of training.

The cost of our CEIC virtual training course is $1,099 per person, which includes one day of virtual training, training materials, and exam administration.

Upcoming CEIC Events

July 21 – 22, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

July 28 – 29, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm SGT

August 16 – 17, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

September 8 – 9, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

September 13 – 14, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm SGT

More sessions to be announced soon!

Approximate schedule


Introduction to Ethereum – Review

Change of Ownership on Ethereum

  • Change of Ownership Indicators

  • Transactions with Services

Investigating Smart Contracts

Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

  • Tracing Techniques
  • What is DeFi
  • Decentralized Exchanges
  • Decentralized Lending

Review and Investigative Considerations

CEIC Exam – 2 hours (to be taken outside of the scheduled course time)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there any prerequisites for CEIC?

In order to register for CEIC, participants must have achieved and currently hold their Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC) and are expected to have experience using Reactor to conduct investigations or enhanced due diligence. For those who have not yet achieved their CRC, you can find relevant information here. Achieving the CEIC also renews the CRC credential.

What will I get from Chainalysis Ethereum Investigations Certification?

Participants who pass the exam are awarded the Chainalysis Ethereum Investigations Certification, available both in a physical certificate (for in-person events) and online LinkedIn badge (included in price).

For the exam, students have 2 hours to answer 40 multiple-choice questions, with 75% correct or better qualifying as a passing score. Attendees who do not pass the CEIC exam are allowed one retake of the exam, enabled at their convenience within 30 days of the end of CEIC training.

Participants are allowed to access the reference guide and their notes during the exam. Collaborating with other participants is not allowed. The CEIC credential lasts for 1 year, at which time an individual must successfully recertify in order to maintain the credential. Achieving the CEIC also renews your valid Chainalysis Reactor Certification credential for the same 1-year duration.

I see my Chainalysis Ethereum Investigations Certification expires after 1 year. Why do I need to recertify, and what does this involve?

The CEIC program teaches you advanced Reactor workflows, and we want you to stay up to speed with the latest changes in the ecosystem since your initial certification.

Renewing your certification will involve a brief online refresher course and exam which you can access and complete at your convenience. Two months before your certification expires, you will receive emails from Chainalysis with instructions for renewing your CEIC certification.

Can anyone apply?

Our CEIC course is only currently available to Chainalysis customers and partners that have achieved their Chainalysis Reactor Certification and have experience with Reactor. For those that are eligible, we ask that you register with your work email address and recommend adding some brief details on why you are interested in the course. We will then review this application before confirming attendance. Please note, registration is not a guarantee of acceptance.

Do I need to travel to attend a CEIC course?

Our top priority is to create an engaging and safe learning environment. Currently, we deliver all CEIC training courses as virtual training, ensuring you can attend from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you are!

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make changes according to guidelines.

How much does CEIC cost?

The cost of our CEIC training course is $1,099 per person for virtual events. Virtual events included one full day or two half days of webcam-based training, training materials, and exam administration.

When is the deadline to register?

Since our training focuses on a hands-on approach, classes have a limited capacity and often fill up more than 1 month in advance. We encourage you to plan ahead to secure funding, and sign up quickly to ensure your spot!

I’ve registered, how will I hear from Chainalysis?

We will contact you via email with confirmation of your course registration. We will also be in touch 1 week before the scheduled date of your selected course. One final email will be sent 24 hours before the start of the course with final logistical details.

You will receive your invoice, along with payment options in a separate email.

Please ensure you check your spam boxes if you haven’t seen these messages.

Can I cancel or switch to a different course?

We understand that circumstances change. You can cancel your registration and receive a full refund as long as you inform us in writing of your cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the first day of the training course by emailing us at [email protected]. Note no refunds will be provided for any cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the first day of the applicable training course.

All requests to reschedule into a different course must be submitted in writing to us no less than 14 days prior to the first day of the original training course, by emailing [email protected] Any requests received less than 14 days prior to the first day of the applicable training course will be reviewed on an individual basis and will be accepted or rejected at Chainalysis’s sole discretion. Chainalysis provides flexible payment options but reserves the right to withhold certification or reject a registration for any participant who does not submit timely payment.

Can my whole team get certified?

Absolutely! If you have 10 or more participants, reach out to your Account Executive or Customer Success Manager for a ‘Specialist’ training package or refresher training options for your organization.