ACE-V Decision Threshold Course

Course detail

Program area: Forensic Identification

Course code: ACEVDT

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
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Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
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  • Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
  • Cost is based on the Single room with a shared bathroom priced at $ 95.00/night
  • Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)


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

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, successful participants will be able to:

  1. Select and identify the values of friction ridge details
  2. Use the comparison GYRO annotations and the SWGFAST sufficiency graph to reach correct identification opinions
  3. Use strategies to reduce erroneous exclusions
  4. Evaluate the correct use of the inconclusive opinion
  5. Know the latest trends and most current research to perform your ACE-V evaluation

Eligibility and mandatory requirements

Software requirements



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