Forensic Science Training

Training Is in Our DNA

From special forces teams, to state crime lab analysts, NFSTC brings high quality training to professionals on the front lines of public safety. Contact us at about the services below or to learn how NFSTC can build the training your organization needs.

Online Training

Digital Crime Scene Photography

NEW! NFSTC’s newly expanded Digital Crime Scene Photography course is available online to help you get the critical knowledge and skills you need to capture fair and accurate photographic documentation of any scene. This 6-hour course covers everything from digital camera basics and lighting strategies to methods used to capture images of impression evidence and bloodstains.

Cost: $79   Learn more…

Introduction to Forensic Biology

NEW! NFSTC’s Introduction to Forensic Biology is one of the first steps to understanding what really happens inside a forensic laboratory. This 2.5 hour course outlines both administrative and scientific concepts associated with safe laboratory practices.

Cost: $69   Learn more…

Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

NFSTC’s Introduction to CSI online course is now available with no application required. Developed for new crime scene investigators and law enforcement first responders, and those interested in crime scene investigation, the training offers a step-by-step introduction to scene processing and evidence collection. An introduction to crime scene photography is also included.

Cost: $129  (For groups of 10 or more, the group rate is $99.)   Learn more…

Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation

NFSTC’s Intermediate CSI course goes beyond basic skills to cover situations investigators don’t see every day. New techniques include casting footwear under water, lifting fingerprints from skin, bloodstain documentation and more.  The course even includes do-it-yourself experiment ideas to help students or agency teams practice new skills.

Cost: $129  (For groups of 10 or more, the group rate is $99.)   Learn more…

Site Exploitation Training

NFSTC’s Site Exploitation training teaches military teams to recognize the intelligence value of evidence and perform basic forensic analysis. Hands on scenario practice increases proficiency and confidence. Kit procurement and integration is also available. Learn more…

DNA Analyst Training

NFSTC offers high-quality Forensic Biological Screening and DNA analyst training which builds upon the academic foundation developed by NFSTC for the National Institute of Justice. Our training can include your choice of specialized workshops, hands-on exercises and assessments. Click here for more details or to request a quote.

Curriculum Development

NFSTC has a wealth of experience in the development of forensic training programs. NFSTC developed curriculum for degree programs at St. Petersburg College, the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida. In addition, NFSTC has developed numerous training programs through the National Institute of Justice, including multimedia training for the DNA Initiative (available online at

World-Class Instruction

NFSTC’s subject matter experts provide instruction in a comprehensive range ofgeneral services administration advantage contract holder forensic disciplines including toxicology, chemistry, microscopy, arson and explosives, firearms examination, DNA analysis and more. Complementing the in-house staff is a network of  subject matter experts covering the complete continuum of forensic disciplines.

“One of the best instructors I’ve ever had, highly knowledgeable, entertaining and realistic in terms of law enforcement.” (Essentials of Crime Scene Investigation)

~Lt. Nicholas Zeoli
Rockland (MA) Police Dept. in the Rockland Standard

Blended Learning

evidence numbers at a crime sceneSeveral NFSTC courses have been delivered using a blended learning approach, in which students complete preparatory work online before attending classroom- and scenario-based instruction. This approach enables all trainees to acquire the same level of fundamental knowledge about the area of study and reinforces skills learned in the classroom environment. This method maximizes class preparation, assessment and results, and minimizes time away from the job.

NFSTC presented a poster with additional information about blended learning at the 2010 National Institute of Justice conference.

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