New Training Program
In partnership with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) is pleased to announce that Footwear/Tire Track Examiner Training will be provided at no cost to eligible applicants under an NIJ Cooperative Agreement Award (#2009‐DN‐BX‐K198).
This training program is designed to lead a cohort group of entry level footwear/tire track examiner trainees through sequential course offerings in preparation for taking the International Association for Identification (IAI) certification examination.
The Footwear/Tire Track Examiner Training program consists of five courses: four onsite instructional sessions at the NFSTC training facilities in Largo, FL and one off‐site session in Tennessee to accommodate a factory tour.
Download the full announcement for program details and link to online application:
Applications will be accepted from Mon. 7/19/10 through 11:59 pm EDT, Sun. August 22, 2010.
To be eligible for participation in this training program, applicants must:
- Work for a U.S. publicly funded State, local or tribal agency as a professional practitioner in law enforcement or forensic services
- Possess the visual acuity to examine small details under magnification
- Possess a reasonable level of skill in English, arithmetic, computer keyboarding and word processing
Applicants selected to attend the program will be required to:
- Successfully complete visual acuity tests (tests will be provided)
- Obtain agency approval and provide documentation to the NFSTC (approval form will be provided)
- Provide written verification that all eligibility requirements are met (verification form will be provided)
Course delivery begins in October 2010 and concludes in June 2011.