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
Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
FIV150 Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Quick View Course Description

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FIV151 Foundations of Forensic Photography Quick View Course Description

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FIV152 Forensic Photography I Quick View Course Description

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FIV153 Crime Scene Investigation Quick View Course Description

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FIV154 Forensic Photography II Quick View Course Description

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FIV155 Latent Print Processing Quick View Course Description

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FIV156 Basic Property Technician Quick View Course Description

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FIV157 Basic Criminal Investigation (Online) Quick View Course Description

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FSA250 Crime Scene Processes & Field Skills – Phase I Quick View Course Description

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FSA251 Crime Scene Processes & Field Skills – Phase II Quick View Course Description

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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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FSA102 Forensic Entomology Quick View Course Description

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FSA103 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Quick View Course Description

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FSA108 Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes Quick View Course Description

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FSA109 Skeletal Death Investigation Quick View Course Description

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FSA110 Death Investigation Quick View Course Description

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FSA112 Forensic Photography II Quick View Course Description

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FSA114 Death Investigation (Online) Quick View Course Description

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FSA117 Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation Quick View Course Description

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FSA100 Forensic Technician Quick View Course Description

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FSA300 Investigative Tools and Equipment Quick View Course Description

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FSA301 Scene Basics: Security, Searches, and Documentation Quick View Course Description

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FSA303 Basic Fingerprint Processing Quick View Course Description

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FSA304 Fingerprint Processing on Difficult Surfaces Quick View Course Description

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FSA403 Photography for Patrol Quick View Course Description

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FSA404 Fingerprint Processing for Patrol Quick View Course Description

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Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
FSA104 Latent Print Processing Quick View Course Description

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FSA115 Foundations of Fingerprint Comparison Quick View Course Description

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FSA120 Latent Print Comparison I Quick View Course Description

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AIR550 Collision Reconstruction Quick View Course Description

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FSA101 Forensic Photography I Quick View Course Description

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FSA102 Forensic Entomology Quick View Course Description

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FSA103 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Quick View Course Description

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FSA105 Basic Criminal Investigation Quick View Course Description

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FSA109 Skeletal Death Investigation Quick View Course Description

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FSA110 Death Investigation Quick View Course Description

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FSA112 Forensic Photography II Quick View Course Description

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FSA113 Basic Criminal Investigation (Online) Quick View Course Description

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FSA114 Death Investigation (Online) Quick View Course Description

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FSA116 Foundations of Forensic Photography Quick View Course Description

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FSA117 Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation 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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Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
FSA107 Basic Property Technician Quick View Course Description

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FSA113 Basic Criminal Investigation (Online) Quick View Course Description

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FSA114 Death Investigation (Online) Quick View Course Description

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FSA115 Foundations of Fingerprint Comparison 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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FSA300 Investigative Tools and Equipment Quick View Course Description

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FSA301 Scene Basics: Security, Searches, and Documentation Quick View Course Description

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FSA303 Basic Fingerprint Processing Quick View Course Description

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FSA304 Fingerprint Processing on Difficult Surfaces Quick View Course Description

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Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
FSA101 Forensic Photography I Quick View Course Description

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FSA107 Basic Property Technician 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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The instructor kept the class motivated and took the time to ensure everyone understood nad grasped the concept of what was being taught.

— Forensic Technician
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