Latent Print Comparison I

FSA120 - 40.00 Hours

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


Identification of suspects through fingerprint comparison is critical to many investigations. This course reinforces fundamental principles of fingerprint comparison and guides participants through the ACE-V Methodology (Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation, and Verification). Emphasis is placed on activities where participants demonstrate their ability to identify levels of details in impressions, complete fingerprint classifications according to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Henry Classification systems, and conduct sufficiency for comparison exercises. The course culminates with a series of final activities where participants conduct comparisons of latents to exemplars (for both fingerprints and palm prints) to reinforce the concepts learned in the course.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements TFSA Latent Print Comparison I Course #40066.


Please fax documents to (979) 862-2788 or send an email to two weeks prior to class start date.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Participants should bring a magnification loupe (fingerprint magnifier) and pointers for use in the course activities


Legal and Administrative Issues Related to Friction Skin Comparison+Friction Skin Development+Levels of Detail+Taking Known Exemplars+Classification Systems+The ACE-V Methodology+Documentation+Court Issues

Suggested Audience

  • Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

  • 4 CEUs

Contact Information

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

Other Information


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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