Advanced Friction Ridge Analysis

Course detail

Program area: Forensic Identification

Course code: ARIDGE

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
Not available - - -
Cost – Canadian Police
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 1,625.00 $ 475.00 $ 350.00 $ 2,450.00
Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 2,325.00 $ 475.00 $ 350.60 $ 3,150.60


  • 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)


This course assists trained forensic identification specialists in analyzing and comparing difficult or unusual friction ridge detail. Students are introduced to the Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation and Verification (ACE-V) process and learn how to address concerns of bias and sources of errors. Some of the topics covered in the course include sufficiency and exclusion decisions, distortion analysis, and expert witness testimony.

Format and delivery

Length of course: 5 days

Class size: 20

Delivery setting: In classroom

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements



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