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Please note that some of the training courses in this section, although not co-sponsored by the I.A.I., may have been approved by the respective I.A.I. Certification Boards for certification and re-certification. Please refer to the individual training class posting for this information or contact the course provider.


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THE RS&A INTERNATIONAL LATENT PRINT EXAMINER TRAINING ACADEMY – SESSION 7

OCTOBER 3, 2022 thru MARCH 10, 2023 IN MERIDIAN, MS
Where will you find fully trained Latent Print Examiners to fill your future vacancies? There are always more vacant positions than qualified LPEs to fill them. Are you willing to invest the 1-2 years needed for your senior staff members to apprentice new trainees to the point where they can contribute to case production? If so, what's the REAL cost of this approach, and will you then find yourself in a continual training mode? We understand your staffing needs, and we believe there is a better way. RS&A is launching another session of the International Latent Print Examiner Training Academy program, which will begin in the fall. This is a carefully designed, intense 20-week training program that will produce a Latent Print Examiner who can immediately make a substantial impact on your operation. Students will be required to meet stringent educational, ethical and visual acuity standards to be accepted into the program. Throughout the academy, they will be routinely tested to ensure their competence in each instruction module. They will be ready for supervised casework as soon as they arrive at your agency and will have already met or exceeded all requirements for IAI Latent Print Examiner certification, with the possible exception of work experience. They will have already passed written examinations and comparison practicals, which are more difficult than the actual IAI CLPE examination. RS&A is internationally known as the premier forensic identification training company. We have successfully trained hundreds upon hundreds of latent print examiners literally to competency through the efforts of our cadre of world-class instructors. This academy is simply a reconfiguring of what we have been doing for years. We know latent prints, and we know training! The academy will be held at the Meridian Community College Workforce Development Training Facility. This new state-of-the-art training facility is located in Meridian, MS. This facility offers spacious classrooms, new computer labs, and a break room. Students will be in the RS&A headquarters laboratory in Collinsville, MS, during evidence processing classes. The RS&A Collinsville lab offers students a chance to work within an operating forensic laboratory to learn basic and advanced processing techniques and laboratory safety procedures. Mock court training will be held in an actual courtroom setting where students gain invaluable courtroom experience. Students will be provided information for the host hotel which provides each student with their own room. Each room offers access to Wi-Fi internet, cable T.V., housekeeping services, washer and dryer, indoor pool facilities, and fitness center. There is a special discounted rate given to each academy student that registers at this hotel. Transportation for each student is highly recommended and is the sole responsibility of the student or sponsoring agency. The per student cost of the International Latent Print Examiner Training Academy is $19,500.00, which is far less than what it would cost your agency to complete this same level of training utilizing in-house case working analysts. Your agency will get a trained LPE in a fraction of the time it takes your agency to train an LPE in-house. How is this possible? Academy students are in a full-time dedicated teaching/learning academy without daily distractions. Students have full access to a team of highly skilled and fully committed RS&A staff whose dedicated to ensuring your employee's success.

DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC ACADEMY QUESTIONS? READY TO RESERVEYOUR SEAT? Contact Academy Director Matt Marvin at 1-866-832-6772 or email: mmarvin@ronsmithandassociates.com >

 

The following classes are listed in chronological order. Click on the title to view the details of the class.

 

October 2022

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November 2023


Ongoing Online Courses

Online Courses will be listed for a maximum of 4 months.




Gap Science presents a Virtual Summit for Forensic Supervisors - FREE 4 day Event

September 19, 2022 - September 22, 2022
A Free 4day event to take you from barely surviving to thriving as a Forensic Supervisor, Click HERE to download a flyer.


RS&A ONLINE – Common Sense Digital Imaging for Latent Print Examiners:

16 Hours | Introductory Price $350.00 | 30 Day Access
How often do you think about ethics as a latent print examiner? Do you consider ethics during your testimony? How do you address ethical issues within your agency? What is your procedure to handle things that fall into that dreaded gray area? Download the flyer or more information is available fromwww.RonSmithandAssociates.com.


RS&A ONLINE – Essential Camera Operations and Controls:

16 Hours | $350.00 | 30 Day Access
This essential online course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about the operations and controls of a digital camera. You will learn what the various controls do, and more importantly, why you use them or one versus another. Download the flyeror more information is available fromwww.RonSmithandAssociates.com.


RS&A ONLINE – Palm Prints Searching Smart:

40 Hours | $600.00 | 90 Day Access
RS&A is excited to announce our first full length online training course, Palm Prints Searching Smart! This course is guaranteed to teach Latent Print Examiners how to search for latent palm prints smart, as opposed to searching hard. Download the flyeror more information is available fromwww.RonSmithandAssociates.com.


RS&A ONLINE – Crime Scene and Evidence Photography:

36 Hours | $600.00 | 90 Day Access
RS&This course is designed for personnel who need to document crime scenes in more difficult lighting conditions and hard-to photograph types of related evidence. These more advanced techniques would typically be used by evidence technicians or crime scene specialists for specific types of evidence. In order to get the most out of this course, you should already understand the basic operations of a digital camera and flash. This course will include a brief review of basic controls including shooting modes, focus, exposure controls and compensation, lens/perspective distortion, white balance and flash usage. If you do not have a very good understanding of the basic camera controls/topics just listed, it is highly recommended that you take the course Essential Camera Operations and Controls before this course or you could have difficulty understanding and proceeding through this more advanced course. Download the flyeror more information is available fromwww.RonSmithandAssociates.com.


RS&A ONLINE – Ethical Considerations in Latent Print Examination and Testimony:

4 Hours | $100.00 | 30 Day Access
RS&This novel 4-hour course will offer a diverse blend of lectures, external reading assignments, case studies and thought exercises to provide sound guidance in answering some difficult questions, such as: What are ethics and how do they interact with morality and integrity? How do ethics affect latent print examiners? What are some underlying motives for unethical behavior? How do you avoid overstating the strength of evidence during testimony? How should we handle ethical dilemmas? Do we have an ethical responsibility to clearly report exculpatory results? Is it unethical to go ’opinion shopping‘? Download the flyeror more information is available fromwww.RonSmithandAssociates.com.


RS&A ONLINE – Social Media Fingerprints and Other Inadvertently Photographed Ridge Detail:

8 Hours | $300.00 | 30 Day Access
RS&Many investigators – let alone fingerprint examiners – are either unaware of an entire world of possible identifying evidence contained in inadvertently photographed hands and other ridge detail areas, or they are unsure of how to utilize this type of modern evidence. In our current society, digital cameras are everywhere and are used constantly – from regular pictures of day-to-day life to images posted on social media and websites. Just like regular citizens, criminals take images of a multitude of objects, people, and locations. These images can be discovered during routine online investigations or whilst executing search warrants. Some images are occasionally deemed incriminating – such as a felon holding a firearm in their hand, or a pedophile with their hand visible in a compromising position. However, these images can usually only be used as evidence (or at the very least much stronger evidence) if an identification can be made to the ridge detail visible in the image. Download the flyeror more information is available fromwww.RonSmithandAssociates.com.


Motorola Solutions/Vigilant Products, IADLEST and CA POST Certified Online Course: License Plate Recognition Technology & Best Practices

8 hours | FREE | 60 Day Access
Learn about the diverse uses of License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology and how to utilize the tool in real world scenarios. Led by former law enforcement members, this course will demonstrate how to integrate a cloud-based commercial LPR data platform into the existing traditional law enforcement deployment LPR model. This online four part series will be taught in 2 hour blocks over a four-week period. This is an IADLEST certified course and a CA POST certified course for CA Law Enforcement attendees. You must attend all four courses to receive course credit. For more information & registration link, please view our flyer or training site.You can also email VigilantTraining@motorolasolutions.com with any questions.


Motorola Solutions/Vigilant Products, IADLEST and CA POST Certified Online Course: Facial Recognition Technology & Best Practices

8 hours | FREE | 60 Day Access
Facial Recognition is increasingly becoming a part of law enforcement across the country. In this course, we will provide an in-depth view of the current state of facial recognition technology, legal aspects and best deployment practices. We’ll focus on the balance between how to use this technology responsibly and successfully. The trainers of this course will demonstrate the Vigilant FaceSearch program, which is a nationwide cloud-based software with known sex offenders & millions of open-sourced LEA mugshots. This online four part series will be taught in 2 hour blocks over a four-week period. This is an IADLEST certified course and a CA POST certified course for CA Law Enforcement attendees. You must attend all four courses to receive course credit. For more information & registration link, please view our flyeror training site. You can also email VigilantTraining@motorolasolutions.com with any questions.


RS&A ONLINE – How Smart People Manage Latent Print Examiners by Exposing Some Dumb Ideas:

4 Hours | Introductory Price $100.00 | 30 Day Access
You have now been given or assigned the responsibility of being the manager of a Latent Print Unit. Hopefully, you have the technical knowledge to perform as the senior technical person for the unit. If not, then you probably need to be looking for a different version of this training. If you are an experienced latent print examiner, then this short program of instruction is for you. Making decisions based upon best industry practices sounds fine and good, but what does that mean? How do I fill the positions within my unit? How do I get the most production out of my staff of latent print examiners without sacrificing accuracy? How do I design a set of operation manuals which will keep us on track without impeding our examination of casework? How do I achieve buy-in from my staff members to how I wish the unit to function? How do I help them grow professionally? How do I properly handle the mistakes, which will most certainly occur? How do I ensure that the testimony they provide in court is consistent with the agency’s position and consistent with the industry recommendations? These questions and more will be addressed in this training program. Hopefully, you will find it helpful in the management of your unit. The International Association has approved this RS&A online course for 4 Hours of continuing education credits for Latent Print Examiner Certification and Re-Certification. Visit us online for complete details and to enroll today: www.RonSmithandAssociates.com.


Delta Forensics Virtual Academy :

Since 2017, Delta Forensics has served as an innovator of forensic training courses on a Global Platform. The Delta Forensics Virtual Academy is now offering numerous online/on-demand training programs in the areas of: Latent Print Processing, Latent Print Examination, Competency Testing, Tenprint Examination in addition to three (3) webinar series programs, with additional courses to be announced. The Comprehensive Latent Print Examiner Training Program is available, as the only fully distance program to train you to casework competency, and we also offer a course in Evidentiary Photography to be completed in a distance learning format. Courses are approved for continuing education towards IAI Latent Print, Crime Scene and Tenprint Certifications. The Virtual Academy courses include: Latent Print Suitability (16 Hours), Basic Latent Print Examination (40 Hours), Basic Latent Print Processing (15 Hours), Basic Tenprint Examination (8 Hours), Latent Print Processing Testimony (8 Hours), Evidentiary Photography (16 Hours), Blood Impression Webinar (4 Hours), Photography Webinar (4 Hours), Latent Print Photography Webinar Series (15 Hours), Crime Scene Latents Webinar Series (16 Hours), the Introduction to Latent Prints Webinar Series (15 Hours), and a CLPE Prep Class. Delta Forensics also provides comparison practice sets and Latent Print Comparison Competency Testing Services. For additional information on the Delta Forensics Virtual Academy, please visit the Academy website..


HD Forensics Medicolegal Death Investigators Continuing Education Opportunities :

HD Forensics, Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA, and Sp. Ag Michael Hochrein, FBI (ret) now offer a series of online, on-demand, at-your-own-pace continuing education courses (4 and 8 hrs) in Forensic Archaeology and Outdoor Crime Scene Reconstruction. Topics include how to properly process the outdoor surface-scattered scene involving human remains, how to excavate and interpret the buried body features, and protocols for dealing with the human victims at fatal fire scenes. Numerous actual forensic case recoveries are discussed in each course. For more information, download our flyer, or please visit our website HDForensics.com.


HD Forensics Medicolegal Death Investigation Short Course: Forensic Archaeology :

HD Forensics, Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA, and Sp. Ag Michael Hochrein, FBI (ret) present an online, on-demand, at-your-own-pace university-level short course in Forensic Archaeology and Outdoor Crime Scene Reconstruction (34 hours). This course will focus on how best to process outdoor forensic scenes to produce the most accurate reconstructions of past events. Video lectures by forensic anthropology experts will be presented via well-illustrated and informative PowerPoints, supplemented with instructional video vignettes demonstrating methods through virtual in-the-field practical recovery exercises of a mock surface scatter and buried body feature. Topics covered include large-scale searches; scene notation; photographic and mapping protocols; remote sensing; and forensic entomological collection strategies. Numerous actual forensic outdoor cases will also be highlighted. The course has been certified by the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Education Board, International Association of Investigators (IAI), and American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABDMI). For more information, download our flyer, or please visit our website HDForensics.com.


HD Forensics Medicolegal Death Investigation Short Course: Fatal Fire Victim :

HD Forensics, Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA, and Sp. Ag Michael Hochrein, FBI (ret) present an online on-demand, at-your-own-pace university-level short courses in Fatal Fire Victim Recovery and Interpretation (20hrs). This course will focus on how best to process the outdoor forensic scenes involving human victims in order to produce the most accurate reconstructions of past events. Video lectures by forensic anthropology experts are presented via voice narrated, richly illustrated and informative PowerPoints. Topics to be covered include how human bodies burn, advanced forensic archaeological methods for locating and recovering the fire victim, scene mapping protocols, and interpretation of the burn patterns on the human remains. For more information, download our flyer, or please visit our website HDForensics.com.


Delta-5 Labs‘ Continuing Education Program :

Delta-5 Labs‘ Continuing Education Program offers On Demand online crime scene and forensic science courses in crime scene investigation, bloodstain pattern analysis, shooting incident reconstruction, crime scene photography, and impression evidence collection; with more to come. For a complete list of our online courses visit our training page, www.delta5labs.com/training


Uncover Forensics presents: Courtroom Testimony for Friction Ridge Examiners 16 Hour Self-Paced Course (45 day access):

This course is presented in an entirely online, on-demand format to enable examiners to work at their own pace and in their own time. This is an introductory testimony class that covers basic courtroom procedure, examples of questions to expect during friction ridge testimony, and how to prepare to testify as an expert witness in friction ridge examination. Topics include legal standards and rules of evidence, general courtroom practices, how to write a CV, the process of voir dire, common questions during friction ridge testimony, verbal and non-verbal communication tips, and tactics for combating anxiety. Download the Flyer


Ideal Innovations, Inc. is offering Online Courses:

Ideal Innovations, Inc. is excited to announce the official launch of our new online facial examination course offerings!

Have you heard about Facial Identification or Facial Recognition but don’t know what exactly either of them are? Are you interested in understanding what it takes to do a facial comparison? Then the 4-hour class is for you! The class will cover a high-level overview of the basic tenants of the Facial Identification Discipline. You will have the opportunity to test your skills with a couple of comparisons as well as interact with a skilled instructor to answer questions during the class!

Has your agency recently acquired a facial recognition system? Are you adjudicating candidate lists from a facial recognition system? Then the 16-hour course is for you! Created to the FISWG standard for minimum training requirement for use of a facial recognition system, topics covered at a high level will include history, science & anatomy, morphological features of the face, and comparison methodologies. This class will be offered as both a 2-full day class and a 4-half day class and include on-line interaction to provide the student an opportunity to ask questions of our highly skilled instructors. Visit us at http://i3face.com/online for more information!


Delta Forensics Online Course: Basic Latent Print Processing

Delta Forensics offers an online course in Basic Latent Print Processing. Through a hybrid of lectures, reading assignments, and written exercises this class is designed to introduce participants to this type of evidence and the various types of evidentiary items that impression evidence may be found upon, and the various development reagents that may be used to further enhance the contrast of the impressions for examination purposes. Visit us online for a complete description of courses and registration. Details here.


Delta Forensics Online Course: Webinar Series Training Programs

Delta Forensics offers on-demand webinar series in various topics within latent print examination and crime scene response focusing on the development of knowledge for students and practitioners. Registrants will learn topics in a variety of aspects within the field in order to build their knowledge and qualifications. Visit us online for a complete description of courses and registration. Details here.


Delta Forensics Online Course: Comprehensive Latent Print Examiner Training Program

Delta Forensics is now offering a Comprehensive Online/Distance Training program in Latent Print Examination. The Comprehensive Latent Print Training Program is designed for incoming or entry-level examiners, to be trained through competency, by delivering a complete training program in a modular format in a variety of subjects. Through the use of readings, lectures, written exercises and practical components the participant will become well-versed in all aspects of latent print examination. The program is designed to be completed at the pace of the participant, and is applicable to individuals and agencies. Visit us online for a complete description of courses and registration. Details here.
 

ForensicED.org Online Continuing Education and Training in Forensic Sciences

RTI International's Center for Forensic Sciences Continuing Education Program offers online forensic science courses in crime scene investigation, forensic anthropology, law enforcement, forensic laboratory analysis, latent prints and many more areas. For a complete list of our online courses visit our training page, www.ForensicRTI.org where all of our online forensic science courses are listed.