Training Announcement: Latent Print Examiner

In partnership with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), NFSTC is pleased to announce that Latent Print Examiner Training will once again be provided at no cost to eligible applicants.

The program will lead entry-level latent print examiner trainees through a series of course offerings designed to meet the International Association for Identification (IAI) certification requirement for technical training. The Latent Print Examiner Training Program consists of 11 courses offered in 5 two-week instructional sessions at NFSTC’s training facilities in Largo, Florida. Participants will be required to complete online coursework, assignments, assessments and practical exercises between onsite sessions.

To be eligible for participation in this training program, applicants must:

Have less than 6 months of experience in latent print examination at the time of application submission.
Work for a U.S. publicly funded state, local or tribal agency as a professional practitioner in law enforcement or forensic services.
Preference will be given to individuals whose current primary responsibility is latent print examination.

The training is scheduled to begin in July 2012 and conclude in November 2012.

Applications will be accepted through May 13, 2012, 11:59 PM EDT.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply, go to the NFSTC website.

 
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