Physical Evidence Comparison Course

Course detail

Program area: Forensic Identification

Course code: PECC

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
Not available - - -
Cost – Canadian Police
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 1,150.00 $ 475.00 $ 350.60 $ 1,975.60
Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 1,650.00 $ 475.00 $ 350.60 $ 2,475.60


  • 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)


Physical evidence refers to any object that can establish that a crime has been committed or can provide a link between a crime and its victim or perpetrator. The course provides the knowledge and skills essential to crime scene management, collection of forensic evidence and the scientific methodology of forensic evidence comparison. Students learn how to determine the physical or chemical identity of a substance and whether the suspect specimen and a control specimen have a common origin.

Format and delivery

Length of course: 5 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



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