Forensic Identification Course

Course detail

Program area: Forensic Identification

Course code: FIC

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
20-01 English Ottawa 2020-01-13 2020-03-06
20-02 Full Ottawa 2020-08-17 2020-10-09
20-03 Full Ottawa 2020-09-14 2020-11-06
20-04 Full Ottawa 2020-10-19 2020-12-11
Cost – Canadian Police
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 8,475.00 $ 5,670.00 $ 3,786.48 $ 17,931.48
Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 12,125.00 $ 5,670.00 $ 3,786.48 $ 21,581.48


  • Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
  • Cost includes weekend stays for the duration of the course and is based on the Single room with a private bathroom priced at $105.00/night.
  • We recommend a private room due to the length of the course but also the demand it has on the students.
  • Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)


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.

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.


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