Forensic Technician

FSA100 - 80.00 Hours

Price shown is for commissioned Texas peace officers or non-commissioned personnel employed by a Texas law enforcement agency. Additional fees will apply for out of state and others.

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Law Enforcement and Security Training at (800) 423-8433 or


Forensic TechnicianPhysical evidence collected at the scene of a crime is often the single most critical element in criminal prosecution and conviction. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for conducting crime scene investigations and processing crime scene evidence. Course instruction is through lecture and case review with emphasis on practical laboratory application, scenario-based practical application, and proper photography techniques.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Technician Course #40052.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Must be licensed or certified peace officers with a current commission or non-commissioned personnel assigned to investigate/process crime scenes


  • Digital SLR camera
  • Tripod


  • Foundations of Forensic Photography
  • Participants will conduct field exercises and processing activities throughout the course and are encouraged to dress appropriately for field exercises and processing activities by wearing older, comfortable clothing


  • Camera instruction manual
  • Camera cable release
  • Macro lens or diopters
  • Laptop computer or photo card reader (for photo review)


Crime scene documentation +Crime scene searches and legality +DNA evidence +Electronic evidence +Evidence collection, packaging, and preservation +Fingerprint processing with chemicals and dyes +Powder processing fingerprints +Processing blood prints +Processing fingerprints on difficult surfaces

Suggested Audience

  • Peace officers, deputies, and crime scene investigation personnel

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

    Other Information

    Contact Information

    Law Enforcement and Security Training
    Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433


    Payment Options
    • Credit Card - Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
    • Purchase Order - Complete registration form and send to or fax to (979) 862-2788
    • Check - Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX - LAW, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

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