Continuing Education


The Continuing Education (CE) program allows non degree-seeking students the opportunity for in-depth, graduate-level study of intelligence topics. CE programs are conducted at the ICC-B NIU Main Campus and at designated instructional locations.

Students interested in applying for the CE program must possess an undergraduate degree from an institution of higher learning that is accredited by a regional body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. 

CE Application Forms for Academic Year 2024-2025: 

      1. NIU Certificate of Intelligence Studies and Continuing Education Application (PDF)

The following application materials must be sent to NIU Admissions by the posted deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

      • A completed Application for Academic Year Fall 2024 – Summer 2025. 
      • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts. You must provide official transcripts for all earned degrees as well as those attempted. Undergraduate degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions. Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions directly to NIU Admissions.


      • Applicants may only apply to one Certificate topic per year.
      • The Leadership and Management in the Intelligence Community certificate program requires the following additional application materials:
        • Nomination from your parent organization   
        • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
        • Statement of Purpose (500-word unclassified essay-typed and double spaced) explaining your motivation for pursuing the certificate, professional goals, and what you achieved in your education or career that enhances your capabilities to undertake this program.
      • Completed applications should be submitted electronically to
      • To protect PII, please send applications from a .gov or .mil account.
      • If electronic submission is not possible, applicants can submit their documents by mail. Please note that mail can take several weeks to arrive, so please plan accordingly.
      • NIU Admissions can accept hand-delivered document. Please contact to arrange this.

For mail sent through the United States Postal Service, the following address must be used but note that weekend deliveries are not accepted:

National Intelligence University
Office of Admissions
Roberdeau Hall
Washington, DC 20511

For mail sent by FedEx or UPS, the following address must be used:

National Intelligence University
Office of Admissions
Roberdeau Hall, ICC-B Gate 5
1000 Colonial Farm Road
McLean, VA 22101

      • Official and unofficial transcripts contain the same information about a student’s academic record: a chronological list of classes, grades, and credits. However, photocopies, scans of original documents, and emailed copies from the applicant’s personal email address are unofficial.
      • Official transcripts are original documents issued by the institution and sent to NIU Admissions electronically through a secure third-party transcript delivery service or by hard copy mail in a sealed envelope which should not be opened by anyone except the NIU Admissions.  An official transcript is a legal document and includes distinguishing marks such as the Registrar’s signature, the college seal, and the date it was issued.
      • NIU Admissions can accept hard copy official transcripts from applicants if they are still in a sealed envelope.

Office of Admissions
Phone 301-243-2094
Fax 301-227-7067
Email :

The Privacy Act of Public Law 93-579 requires Federal Agencies which collect personal information from individuals to inform each individual of the following:

      • Authority: 44USC3101 and 3102 Establishment of Program Management.
      • Principal Purpose: To record information solicited from and furnished by individuals nominated to attend courses of instruction of the NIU.
      • Routine Use: Used in preparation of tentative and final class rosters for official University use, biographic data on students, statistical studies, attendance verification, historical records, alumni surveys, academic/fitness reports, and other official correspondence.
      • Disclosure and Effects: Disclosure of information by the applicant is voluntary. However, non-disclosure may result in errors in reporting course completion, incomplete statistical comparisons, non-receipt of security clearance, errors in historical files, incomplete student academic/fitness reports, and non-receipt of official correspondence.
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