The Forensic Investigator I Certificate is designed to give graduates a recognized credential that can translate into greater recognition within their respective field.  After completing the five required courses offered through the Texas Forensic Science Academy graduates will have a basic understanding of criminal investigation from capturing evidence and properly documenting a crime scene to understanding the basic factors that create an effective courtroom testimony.

Required Courses

Once all 5 courses have been completed, applicants should confirm they meet all certificate requirements using the Forensic Investigator I Application and return to the TEEX Law Enforcement & Protective Services Excellence division. Eligibility of each candidate will be reviewed and email notification of decision will be sent.

Note: All courses must be taken within seven (7) years of the date of the application. Only one course from another provider will be accepted if the curriculum and hours match TEEX curriculum.

Forensic Investigator 1


Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended
Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
FSA101 Forensic Photography I Quick View Course Description

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FSA104 Latent Print Processing Quick View Course Description

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FSA105 Basic Criminal Investigation Quick View Course Description

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FSA106 Crime Scene Investigation Quick View Course Description

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FSA113 Basic Criminal Investigation (Online) Quick View Course Description

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FSA116 Foundations of Forensic Photography Quick View Course Description

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FSA118 Foundations of Courtroom Testimony Quick View Course Description

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FSA119 Courtroom Testimony Practical Applications Quick View Course Description

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Enjoyed the course. Very informative. Looking through actual cases helped in the learning process.

— Basic Criminal Investigation
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