The Forensic Technician Certificate is designed to give graduates a recognized credential that can translate into greater recognition within their respective field. After completing the 80-hour course offered through the Texas Forensic Science Academy, participants are able to demonstrate their understanding of conducting investigations ranging from general crime scene investigations to death investigations, documenting scenes and evidence properly collecting and preserving evidence, properly collecting and preserving evidence, as well as developing and enhancing latent and patent fingerprints. The Forensic Technician certificate reflects the graduate’s holistic investigative capabilities.

Required Courses


To receive the Forensic Technician large professional certificate (10″ X 13″) applicants should submit the Forensic Technician Application and return it 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: The course(s) must be taken within seven (7) years of the date of the application. No course from another training provider will be accepted as an equivalency.

Certificate Forensic Technician

“In my 28 years this was the best crime scene school I have ever attended. I hope to attend many more classes in the future.”

“I feel strongly that this course will improve my scene work. It is a must have for any CSI or Prospective CSI.”

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Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
FSA100 Forensic Technician Quick View Course Description

FSA104 Latent Print Processing Quick View Course Description

FSA106 Crime Scene Investigation Quick View Course Description

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