FSA115 – 16.00 Hours


LS FSA115 63$45.00Register


TEEX-Internet Moodle Campus

Texas A&M University Systems Building
College Station, TX 77845


Christine Ramirez

Start Time

12:01 AM Sunday, March 01, 2020

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 ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Fingerprint Analysis Identification of suspects through fingerprint comparison is critical for many investigators. This online course teaches participants the fundamental principles of fingerprint comparison while guiding them through the ACE-V Methodology (Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation, and Verification). Participants will be provided with the history and science of fingerprint analysis and comparison while simulating the role of an expert witness in court. In the final project, emphasis is placed on completing basic fingerprint comparison while acting in the traditional role of latent print examiner and validation latent print examiner for a case.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for Texas Forensic Science Academy Foundations of Fingerprint Comparison course #40063.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • The mandatory completion/duration period for this eCourse is 45 days from the registration date.
  • Participants will have one attempt to pass the final examination.
  • To complete this course you are required to have a computer with internet access.

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

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review
each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities,
quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • History and science of fingerprint analysis and comparison
  • Patterns and minutiae
  • Value of prints for comparison
  • Evaluating prints for a match
  • Verification determinations for a case file
  • Consequences of wrongful comparisons

Suggested Audience

  • Law
    enforcement and non-commissioned tenprint/latent print examiners as well as personnel assigned to investigative tasks and
    duties such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal
    death investigators and patrol officers

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 0.40 CEUs
  • 16.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 3.00 hours – ACE
  • 16.00 hours – International Association of Identification (IAI)
  • 16.00 hours – Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET)
  • 16.00 hours – Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Other Information

  • After registering online for this course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us at (979) 845-6677 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu.
  • Refunds are not available for eLearning courses, nor may a course be transferred from one customer to another.

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: ilepse@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

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

I found the activities in the workshop extremely helpful in identifying my strengths and weaknesses as a facilitator. The hands-on practice exercises allowed me to receive feedback from my peers and the instructor in a non-threatening environment that improved my facilitation skills.

— Nicole Buzello, Lean Facilitator Trainee, Corpus Christi Army Depot
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