Professionals in the criminal justice community seeking advancement through enhanced skills training can select among several certificate programs offered through the Texas Forensic Science Academy. Forensic Technician, Forensic Investigator Levels I & II, Major Crimes Investigator and Property and Evidence Management are all programs offering certificates comprised of courses approved by the International Association for Identification and International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts and accredited by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Forensic Investigator courses cover technical skills from forensic photography to bloodstain pattern analysis and skeletal death investigation. The Forensic Technician program includes training in latent print processing and crime scene investigation. Basic property technician and courtroom testimony courses are part of the Property and Evidence Management certificate program. Some courses are available online including basic criminal investigation, death Investigation and basic property technician.

Certificate Programs

Forensic Fire Investigator
Forensic Investigator I
Forensic Investigator II
Forensic Technician
Major Crimes Investigator
Property and Evidence Management

Forensics


Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended

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