Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation Training

In partnership with the National Institute of Justice, the National Forensic Science Technology Center is providing Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation Training at no cost to eligible applicants.

This program is designed to expand an investigator’s baseline knowledge and skills by providing instruction related to the more complex applications and processes used to conduct a thorough crime scene investigation.

This 40-hour program includes approximately 16 hours of prerequisite online theoretical course work and 24 hours of hands-on, instructor-led practical activities conducted at the NFSTC training facilities in Largo, Florida. Participants will be required to complete online course work, assignments and assessments prior to attending onsite practical instruction. This program of study may be applied to the training requirements of the International Association for Identification (IAI) Crime Scene Certification program.

To learn more about this program and to register, visit the NFSTC website. Registration closes August 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.

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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

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