Academy of
Competitive Intelligence

Fuld Gilad Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence (ACI) is known across the globe as providing the "gold standard®" in competitive intelligence training. Its dedication to the CI field is evidenced by its continual development of new and innovative courses. ACI was the first and remains the only institution to offer an accredited certification program - the Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP) program.

To learn more about ACI, visit www.academyci.com. If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Smith at 888-732-6812 (US) or 630-983-5530 (Int'l).

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"Who are the Most Successful CI Professionals?"
-Ben Gilad, PhD

During the summer of 2013, the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence surveyed its alumni, those already certified as well as in the process of attaining certification. 405 people responded.

The survey's primary objective was to profile the factors that affect a succesful CI career. Its secondary objective was to assess the contribution of CIP™ Certification to success in a CI career.

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In 1982, not long after its founding, Fuld + Company developed the world's first seminars focusing on the art and science of competitive intelligence. Continuing this tradition of leadership, in 1999 Leonard Fuld + Michael Sandman joined with fellow industry gurus Ben Gilad and Jan Herring to form the Academy of Competitive Intelligence (ACI). Since then, this CI "dream team" has created the most rigorous and comprehensive education available in the CI industry, covering everything from basic collection techniques to advanced analysis, strategy, and program design.