Advance Expert Witness Course for Forensic Identification Members

Course details

Program area: Forensic Identification

Course code: EW-FIC

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
24-02 English Ottawa 2024-09-23 2024-09-27


  • Accommodations are offered to course participants. Our rooms are subject to availability and the request must be indicated on the course registration form
  • Meal plans are offered to course participants. The specific meal plan must be indicated on the course registration form
  • Travel grant funding is available to our non-federal law enforcement agencies


Forensic Identification investigators possess knowledge, skills, experiences, training and/or education that help provide scientific, technical or other specialized opinions which will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine the fact in issue. As such, expert witnesses are an integral part of investigative and prosecution teams.

This course is designed to ensure participants have an understanding of the legal requirements of expert evidence pertaining to the Criminal Code, and be able to produce a proper curriculum vita and Opinion Report with respect to their area of expertise.

Format and delivery

Length of course
5 days
Class size
maximum 24 students
Delivery setting

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements


Various evaluation methods are used such as; a pre-course assignment, participation in a mock trial and a final written exam.


For more details or other information about the course, please email

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