FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Forensic Science Training

Flexible, Professional and Full-Service

Students learning to use 10-print card.

With experts in most disciplines and experienced instructional design professionals on staff, training and curriculum development is customizable on every level.

  • trace evidence
  • fingerprint analysis
  • crime scene investigation
  • medicolegal death investigation
  • site exploitation
  • cell phone and digital evidence exploitation
  • firearms examination
  • technology transition to the field
  • DNA analysis
  • Forensic chemistry
  • and much more.

We deliver courses online, via instructor, or using a blended learning approach (PDF) , 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 and reinforces skills learned.

“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

Your Place or Ours

NFSTC@FIU courses can be brought to any location or held at our training facilities in Largo, FL or other FIU campus location.  NFSTC facilities include multiple flexible training spaces and laboratory space. Class sizes of up to 30 students can be accommodated, and travel logistics can be managed completely for team training.

Host a training

We’ll bring the training to you! It’s more affordable in groups, so why not work with other agencies in your area to host a course? Drop us a line at nfstc-sales@fiu.edu to see how we can work together to bring training to your area. Hosting agency requirements:

  • Must agree to work with NFSTC@FIU to promote and coordinate registration to meet a minimum class size of 10 students.  For every nine paying students, the host agency will receive one FREE seat.
  • Provide an adequate training facility for the size of class desired,  with movable chairs and tables.
  • Provide additional space for scenarios and hands-on activities (if required)
  • Provide power and basic audio/visual equipment in the training room
  • Agree to receive and hold shipments of materials prior to the course, if needed.

NFSTC@FIU will provide:

  • All training materials, including handbooks, hands-on materials, etc.
  • Instructor(s), travel and lodging
  • Access to online training and assessments, if required

Online Training

NFSTC’s online courses can be used in combination with your in-house training program, or use our instructors to bring high-quality training to your whole team. Our courses were developed by experts to enhance training for forensic professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Our Flagship Courses

“Please know that these trainings are essential to all law enforcement. I am a Boston Police Officer in the Crime Scene Unit and I was able to apply what I learned at NFSTC down on Boylston Street during the Marathon bombing which occurred on April 15, 2013.”

Police Officer Michael Connolly
Boston Police Department Crime Scene Response Unit

DNA Analyst Training program

DNA Analyst trainee processes samples

NFSTC offers the only DNA online course to prepare analysts and technicians for casework. This high‐quality course includes the theoretical knowledge base for Forensic Biological Screening and DNA analyst training, originally developed by NFSTC for the National Institute of Justice in 2005, and updated in 2016. Students will have access to the most current, consistent knowledge base to get them up to speed quickly. DNA Analyst Training, all modules $995

two analyst trainees use a blue alternate light source in a biological screening exercise

Don’t need all the modules? Choose only what you need to prepare laboratory staff.

Biological Screening $450

DNA Analysis $450

Data Interpretation & Statistics $450

Group rates available, contact nfstc-elearning@fiu.edu
Please note: a Certificate of Completion for any of our DNA Analyst online courses will be issued to only those students who participate within the oversight of a Laboratory Supervisor or Technical Leader. Independent, self-directed coursework cannot be graded.

  Online DNA Training programs

  DNA Training Quote Request

In Partnership With FIU

Introduction to Digital Forensics is available as a one-week online course for professionals with no university registration required! Learn more here:

  NFSTC Professional Digital Forensics.pdf

For currently-enrolled FIU students

EEL 4802 Introduction to Digital Forensic Engineering This course presents a introduction to digital forensics, methodologies, key technical concepts, and tools to perform examinations and media exploitation. It is designed with a strong emphasis on real-world applications of digital forensics. To participate in this course, you must be enrolled as a student in FIU. Prerequisite: EEL 4806 or permission of the instructor.

“…thanks for giving me the chance to dive into a course that was both foreign and rewarding to work through… I can’t thank you enough, regardless of the grade I earned in the end. This was one of my favorite courses throughout my time at FIU.”

A. Rodriguez, Spring 2019

Site Exploitation Training

Exploitation and Expeditionary Analysis Center (EAC) 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. NFSTC facilities include customizable scenarios designed to immerse the trainee in realistic circumstances to maximize applied learning. Field equipment and integration, procurement and full training laboratories are also available. This training is customizable and can be delivered on your team’s schedule and via Mobile Training Teams to the location of your choice. For more information on site exploitation training and customization, contact us at nfstc-sales@fiu.edu

World-Class Instruction

Contact us at nfstc-sales@fiu.edu to learn how NFSTC@FIU can bring the training your organization needs.