ACE-V Decision Threshold Course
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The objective of the ACE-V Decision Threshold course is to help Canadian fingerprint examiners establish a decision threshold that will enable correct conclusions using the Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation and Validation (ACE-V) process.
Examiners of any experience level can benefit from this course. It can help address any limitations identified during proficiency testing, training, or case work. The course can also serve as a preparation for proficiency testing, or to remain current in the world of fingerprints.
Format and delivery
- Length of course
- 10 hours (Participants will have 15 days to complete their training).
- Class size
- A maximum of 25 participants
- Delivery setting
- Self-paced online training
Upon completion of the course, successful participants will be able to:
- Select and identify the values of friction ridge details
- Use the comparison GYRO annotations and the SWGFAST sufficiency graph to reach correct identification opinions
- Use strategies to reduce erroneous exclusions
- Evaluate the correct use of the inconclusive opinion
- Know the latest trends and most current research to perform your ACE-V evaluation
Eligibility and mandatory requirements
- This course is made available to Canadian fingerprint examiners trained to competence.
- Registrants must have successfully completed a minimum eight-week course offered through external academic institutes (Canadian Police College, Ontario Police College) or a comparable internal Forensic Identification Section (FIS) course offered by the FIS organization or agency.
- Acceptance or refusal in the course is at the discretion of the Canadian Police College.
- Adobe Photoshop or any equivalent comparison software such as CSIPix is required to complete this course
- Adobe Acrobat Reader 2020 (or newer version)
- High Speed Internet Access (Cable or DSL)
- Success in the course is based on participation and completion of all required assignments
- Various evaluation methods are used including practical evaluations and a final written exam
- Re-testing or re-evaluation is conducted at the discretion of the course instructor
For more details or other information about the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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