Foundations of Courtroom Testimony

FSA118 – 16.00 Hours

Schedule

LS FSA118 99 $57.00 Register

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 [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

courtroom testimonyThose who conduct investigations or deal with evidence are expected to testify as expert witnesses. This means they must establish credibility the moment they enter the courtroom and proceed to the witness stand to present their testimony. This online course provides participants with an understanding of the basic factors that create effective courtroom testimony.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for Texas Forensic Science Academy Courtroom Testimony course #40065.

This online course, along with the 24-hour Face-to-Face FSA119 Courtroom Testimony Practical Applications, will meet the 40-hour Courtroom Testimony requirement for multiple Texas Forensic Science Academy Certificate Programs.

Prerequisites

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 three attempts to pass the final examination.
  • To complete this course you are required to have a computer with internet access.

Online Course Technical Requirements

To successfully complete this online course, you should have access to a computer with the following system requirements:

  • Computer tower or laptop
    • Note: The use of a tablet is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Broadband or high-speed internet connection
    • Recommended: Wired connection with at least 2.0 Mbps bandwidth (bi-directional, i.e. sending and receiving)
    • Alternative: Wireless (WiFi) connection
    • Note: The use of a MiFi or mobile hotspot is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Current version of web browser
    • Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 109 or higher, Google Chrome 109 or higher
    • Alternative: Safari 16.3 or higher
    • Note: Microsoft Edge is not currently a supported browser.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 22.003.20310 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.

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

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Explain effective communication in a courtroom environment
  • Explain the American legal system
  • Explain the jury trial process and the significance of witness testimony
  • Model expert witness testimony
  • Prepare documents supporting your testimony at a jury trial
  • Discuss what and what not to do before and during your courtroom testimony
  • Demonstrate effective testimony in a simulated courtroom

Suggested Audience

  • Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel with assignments that may require them to provide courtroom testimony such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators, patrol officers, corrections officers and forensic nurses

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 16.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 1.00 hours – American Council on Education (ACE)
  • State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)/Texas Education Agency (TEA)
  • International Association of Identification (IAI)

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 [email protected].

International Association of Identification

You are responsible for contacting International Association of Identification (IAI) after successfully completing the TEEX course to submit the necessary documentation for your desired certification. IAI credit hours are currently available for the following credits:

  • Crime Scene Certification (issued 3/14/2024), Initial (16 hrs; CSCSA only) or Recertification (16 hrs), and
  • Latent Print Certification (issued 3/26/2024), Initial (16 hrs).

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to [email protected] or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

Policies

TEEX Policies
TEEX Participant Handbook
Conduct During Live Online Instructor-Led Courses

Online courses: Refunds are not available for eLearning courses, nor may the course be transferred from one customer to another.