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NFSTC announces new Footwear Tiretrack Training

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:

  2010-2011 NFSTC Footwear Tiretrack Training Annoucement

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.