FIV150 – 272.00 Hours


Details08/24/20 – 12/10/20Bryan, TXLS FIV150 2$5480.00Register



1500 4th Street
Bryan, TX 77807


Christine Ramirez

Start Time

08:00 AM Monday, August 24, 2020
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details01/19/21 – 05/13/21Bryan, TXLS FIV150 3$5480.00Register



1500 4th Street
Bryan, TX 77807


Christine Ramirez

Start Time

12:01 AM Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 423-8433 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Those who investigate and process crime scenes perform a critical role in the criminal justice system as their findings are the underpinnings of criminal casework that determine verdicts of guilt or innocence. The Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) is a blended learning opportunity consisting of 272 hours of specialized forensic training. Participants learn sound, field-tested, current methodologies and technical skills rooted in science-based practices. This application-intensive program instructs participants how to effectively identify, document, collect and process evidence found at crime scenes as preparation for employment in the forensic industry. 

CTISP is delivered through a collegiate semester-based course offering schedule and consists of a mixture of eLearning courses, traditional classroom instruction and practical application. Participants have dual enrollment in the TEEX Texas Forensic Science Academy (TFSA) and Blinn College. Upon successful completion of this program, students receive 18 hours of collegiate credit through Blinn College and a Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management professional certificate through the TEEX Texas Forensic Science Academy.


  • Participant must have received a high school diploma or GED equivalent. 
  • Participant must complete and submit a Federal Criminal History Background Check. 
  • Participant must be at least 18 years of age before the class end date. 

For admission into the program, 

  • Participants are to register online
  • Provide a copy of their high school diploma/GED equivalent
  • Submit a Release for Federal Criminal History Background Check  

After online registration, participants submit their high school diploma/GED equivalent, and a background check release form will be sent to the participant via email.

For admission into the Fall program (8/24/20 – 12/10/20), the release form is due by July 31, 2020.

For admission into the Spring program (01/19/21 – 05/13/21), the release form is due by December 4, 2020.

Notification concerning admittance into the program will be made via email.

Course Completion Requirements

Online Course Technical Requirements 

  • Broadband Internet Connection Using Current Browser – Microsoft Edge is not a supported browser 
  • Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 30 or higher, Google Chrome 37 or higher 
  • Alternatives: Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Safari 7 or higher 
  • Apple Quicktime Player 10 or higher 
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher 
  • Adobe Flash 11 or higher 

Course Attire 

Participants must wear full length pants/jeans, short/long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts) and closed-toe shoes.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.  During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit. 


  • FIV151 Foundations of Forensic Photography (Online)
  • FIV152 Forensic Photography I
  • FIV153 Crime Scene Investigation
  • FIV154 Forensic Photography II
  • FIV155 Latent Print Processing
  • FIV156 Basic Property Technician (Online)
  • FIV157 Basic Criminal Investigation (Online)

Suggested Audience

  • Anyone interested in becoming a forensic investigator or crime scene investigator

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 232.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 80.00 hours – International Association of Identification (IAI)

Other Information

Questions concerning the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) may contact Christine Ramirez at  

Participants of the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program must also be enrolled in Blinn College.  For inquiries related to Blinn College, please contact Robert Stanberry at (979) 209-7399 or

Passing a Federal Criminal History Background Check is required for admittance into CTISP.  It may be conducted by TEEX for a fee of $40.00.  This fee, regardless of result or admittance into CTISP, is non-refundable.

Contact Information

Christine Ramirez

Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433

Payment Info

  • 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
  • If paying by purchase order or check, please fill out the required registration form and send to or fax to (979) 862-2788

I was sent to St. Bernard Parish, LA., as the incident commander for 16 days following Hurricane Katrina. The training I received from TEEX was priceless. All of the areas covered in the program rang true in the command structure.

— Capt. Tim Keene, Delhi Township Fire Department
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