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 four 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.
- Basic Criminal Investigation (Classroom or Online)
- Forensic Photography I
- Courtroom Testimony
- Death Investigation (Classroom or Online)
Choose one of the following:
- Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
- Forensic Photography II
- Collision Reconstruction
- Skeletal Death Investigation
- Forensic Entomology
- Fire Investigator Phase I
- Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation
Once all 5 courses have been completed, applicants should confirm they meet all certificate requirements using the Major Crimes Investigator 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.