About CRC

The Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC) credential provides practitioners with the knowledge and skills to analyze and trace transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. This training using Reactor—the tool of choice for investigators, compliance officers, analysts, and regulators—is provided in a small classroom, both virtual and in-person, setting over two days.

The cost of the in-person CRC training event is $999 per person, which includes two days of on-site, in-person training, personal training materials, catered lunches, an exam administration, and a happy hour for participants.

The cost of our Virtual CRC training event is $699 per person, which includes two days of virtual, webcam-based training, personal training materials, and exam administration.

At this time, the CRC training program is for Chainalysis customers only.

Upcoming CRC Events

APAC
August 3 – 6 (4, half-day sessions), 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM SGT
Venue: Virtual

EMEA / Americas East
September 7 – 10 (4, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Venue: Virtual

APAC
September 14 – 17 (4, half-day sessions), 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM SGT
Venue: Virtual

Americas
September 14 – 17 (4, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
Venue: Virtual

EMEA / Americas East
October 5 – 8 (4, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Venue: Virtual

APAC
October 12 – 15 (4, half-day sessions), 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM SGT
Venue: Virtual

Americas
October 19 – 22(4, half-day sessions), 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
Venue: Virtual

More sessions to be announced soon!

Approximate schedule

REVIEW OF INTRODUCTORY TRAINING
  • Overview of Chainalysis Data
  • Bitcoin Transaction Basics
  • Reactor Fundamentals
GRAPH BASICS
ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES – PART 1
  • Transaction Analysis & Cluster Merges
  • Isolating Deposit Addresses
ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES – PART 2
  • Peel Chain Analysis
  • Identifying Unknown Addresses
  • Identifying Mixers
SUBPOENAS
  • Use and Preparation
CRC EXAM
  • Exam Review & Prep
  • Exam – 2.5 Hours, Open Notes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

WHAT WILL I GET FROM CHAINALYSIS REACTOR CERTIFICATION?

Students who pass the exam are awarded the Chainalysis Reactor Certification, available both in a physical certificate and online LinkedIn badge form (included in price). For the exam, students have 2.5 hours to answer 100 multiple-choice questions, with 75% correct or better qualifying as a passing score. The CRC credential lasts for 1 year, at which time an individual must successfully recertify in order to continue use of the credential. Attendees who do not pass the CRC exam during the in-person training are allowed one retake of the exam, enabled remotely at their convenience within 14 days of the end of CRC training.

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES FOR CRC?

CRC Training is designed for active Chainalysis Reactor users, so participants are required to have a foundational knowledge of bitcoin transactions & some prior training or usage of Chainalysis Reactor. For new users, these requirements can be satisfied through attendance in Cryptocurrency Essentials & Reactor Essentials training webinars provided by Chainalysis.

HOW MUCH DOES CRC COST?

The cost of the in-person CRC training event is $999 per person, which includes two days of on-site, in-person training, personal training materials, catered lunches, an exam administration, and a happy hour for participants.

The cost of our Virtual CRC training event is $699 per person, which includes two days of virtual, webcam-based training, personal training materials, and exam administration.

DO I NEED TO TRAVEL TO ATTEND A CRC COURSE?

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

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, WHEN WILL I HEAR I’M APPROVED AND RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION?

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 48 hours before the start of the course reminding you of the 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 INTO 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 in 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 5 or more participants, let us know and we’ll provide info on an onsite ‘Get Certified’ package for your organization.

I SEE MY CHAINALYSIS REACTOR CERTIFICATION EXPIRES AFTER 1 YEAR. WHY DO I NEED TO RECERTIFY, AND WHAT DOES THIS INVOLVE?

The Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC) program ensures you are proficient using Reactor, and we want you to stay up to speed with the latest product updates since your initial certification.

Renewing your certification will involve a 1-hour online exam which you can access and complete at your convenience. Two months before your certification expires, you will start to receive emails from Chainalysis with instructions for renewing your CRC certification.

Refresher training options are also available for your organization – just contact us for more information.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM CHAINALYSIS REACTOR CERTIFICATION?

Students who pass the exam are awarded the Chainalysis Reactor Certification, available both in a physical certificate and online LinkedIn badge form (included in price). For the exam, students have 2.5 hours to answer 100 multiple-choice questions, with 75% correct or better qualifying as a passing score. The CRC credential lasts for 1 year, at which time an individual must successfully recertify in order to continue use of the credential.

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES FOR CRC?

CRC Training is designed for active Chainalysis Reactor users, so participants are required to have a foundational knowledge of bitcoin transactions & some prior training or usage of Chainalysis Reactor. For new users, these requirements can be satisfied through attendance in Cryptocurrency Essentials & Reactor Essentials training webinars provided by Chainalysis.

HOW MUCH DOES CRC COST?

The cost of the in-person CRC training event is $999 per person, which includes two days of on-site, in-person training, personal training materials, catered lunches, an exam administration, and a happy hour for participants.

The cost of our Virtual CRC training event is $699 per person, which includes two days of virtual, webcam-based training, personal training materials, and exam administration.

DO I NEED TO TRAVEL TO ATTEND A CRC COURSE?

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

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, WHEN WILL I HEAR I’M APPROVED AND RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION?

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 48 hours before the start of the course reminding you of the 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 INTO 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 in 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 5 or more participants, let us know and we’ll provide info on an onsite ‘Get Certified’ package for your organization.

I SEE MY CHAINALYSIS REACTOR CERTIFICATION EXPIRES AFTER 1 YEAR. WHY DO I NEED TO RECERTIFY, AND WHAT DOES THIS INVOLVE?

The Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC) program ensures you are proficient using Reactor, and we want you to stay up to speed with the latest product updates since your initial certification.

Renewing your certification will involve a 1-hour online exam which you can access and complete at your convenience. Two months before your certification expires, you will start to receive emails from Chainalysis with instructions for renewing your CRC certification.

Refresher training options are also available for your organization – just contact us for more information.

As members of my team began to see more investigations involving cryptocurrency, we realized we probably weren't using Reactor to its fullest capacity. Given Covid-19, we signed up for virtual Chainalysis Training despite concerns about technical glitches and a lack of face-to-face contact with the instructor and other trainees. Fortunately, we had no reason to be concerned. Our Chainalysis Trainer did a great job of walking us through both the basics and fairly advanced blockchain analysis techniques, catering to the spectrum of students in the class ranging from new users to more experienced investigators. I definitely recommend Chainalysis Training to others who want to use Reactor more effectively.

DAVE BERRY
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR
SANTA CLARA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, REACT TASK FORCE