Graduate Certificate in Latent Print Examination
The Graduate Certificate in Latent Print Examination trains students on the scientific methods behind fingerprint identification and how these methods apply to processing fingerprints. Ideal for aspiring latent print examiners, the program covers topics including the biological aspects of friction ridge skin, the ACE-V methodology for fingerprint evaluation and the complex interaction of environmental and genetic factors that influence friction ridge skin development. Students also gain critical hands-on laboratory experience throughout the course of the program.
Graduates are uniquely qualified for latent print examiner positions. Forensic laboratories are increasingly seeking Latent Print Unit candidates with advanced degrees. Additionally, the program’s robust curriculum is designed to prepare students for the International Association for Identification (IAI) examination, which leads to certification as a Latent Print Examiner.
Pre-requisite: BS Degree from an accredited university.