Forensic Identification Course

Course details

Program area: Forensic Identification

Course code: FIC

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
24-01F French Ottawa 2024-01-08 2024-03-01
24-02 English Ottawa 2024-04-22 2024-06-14
24-03 English Ottawa 2024-08-19 2024-10-11
24-04 English Ottawa 2024-10-21 2024-12-13


  • 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


Members of forensic identification teams require highly specialized formal training before they are able to attend crime scenes and give evidence before the courts. This course provides the knowledge and skills in the areas of fingerprinting, physical comparisons, forensic photography, digital imaging, and crime scene techniques. It also examines the recognition, collection, examination, preservation and presentation of evidence.

Please note that the following computer software will be used during the course and it would be advantageous for you to be familiar with them: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, CSIpix Comparator, Scene PD, Corel Video Studio, Adobe Acrobat and the Windows environment (Word, Excel, etc).

Format and delivery

Length of course
38 days
Class size
maximum 20 students
Delivery setting
theoretical components are delivered in classroom; practical components may take place indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements


Transfer credits

The graduates of the college's Forensic Identification Training Program are eligible for credits toward specific graduate programs at Laurentian University and at Wilfrid Laurier University. For more information, please refer to the Transfer credits section.


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

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