The Major Crimes Investigator Certificate is designed to give graduates a recognized credential that can translate into greater recognition within their respective field. After completing the required courses and one elective course offered through the Texas Forensic Science Academy graduates will have an understanding of the procedures for conducting investigations of various types including human deaths and the investigator’s role throughout the investigative process.
- Human Trafficking
- Foundations of Forensic Photography
- Forensic Photography I
- Foundations of Courtroom Testimony
- Courtroom Testimony Practical Applications
- Basic Criminal Investigation (Classroom or Online)
- Death Investigation (Classroom or Online)
- Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Choose one of the following:
- Forensic Photography II
- Collision Reconstruction
- Skeletal Death Investigation
- Forensic Entomology
- Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation
- Fire Investigator (NFPA 1033)
Note: Human Trafficking added as a required course effective April 1, 2022.
Once all courses have been completed, applicants should confirm they meet all certificate requirements using the Major Crimes Investigator 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: 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. TEEX will review your course equivalency request and make a determination on a case-by-case basis; additional information may be required from you.