New Online Courses Available

There are eight new online investigation and forensics training courses available from West Virginia University through the Forensic Science Initiative, with funding from the NIJ.

Each of these courses is free for law enforcement, public lab employees, and public attorneys. Federal employees may register at a special rate of $30 per course, and the general public may register for $199 per course.

The new courses are:

Click here to view the full listing of online forensic science courses available from WVU.

 
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