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Major Crimes Investigator

The Major Crimes Investigator Certificate is designed to give graduates a recognized credential that can translate into greater recognition within their respective field. After completing the four required courses and one elective course offered through the Texas Forensic Science Academy graduates will have an understanding of the procedures for conducting investigations of various types including human deaths and the investigator's role throughout the investigative process.

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Choose one of the following

Once all 5 courses have been completed, applicants should confirm they meet all certificate requirements using the Major Crimes Investigator Application and return to the TEEX Law Enforcement & Security Training division. Eligibility of each candidate will be reviewed and email notification of decision will be sent within 2 business days.

Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended

Major Crimes Investigator

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PUBLICSAFETY

AIR550

Collision Reconstruction

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA101

Forensic Photography I

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA102

Forensic Entomology

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA103

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA105

Basic Criminal Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA109

Skeletal Death Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA110

Death Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA112

Forensic Photography II

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA113

Basic Criminal Investigation (Online)

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA114

Death Investigation (Online)

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA116

Foundations of Forensic Photography

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA117

Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA118

Foundations of Courtroom Testimony

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA119

Courtroom Testimony Practical Applications

Face-to-Face

ESTI

INV100

Fire Investigator Phase I

Face-to-Face
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