Physical Evidence Comparison Course

Course detail

Program area: Forensic Identification

Course code: PECC

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
22-01W English CPC West 2022-10-31 2022-11-04
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$2,300.00 $475.00 $375.00 $3,150.00


  • 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 is any object or impression of an object that can establish that a crime has been committed, can provide a link between a crime and its victim, or can provide a link between a crime and its perpetrator. The examination of physical evidence by a forensic investigator is usually undertaken for identification and comparison purposes. The objective of identification is to determine the physical or chemical identity of a substance with as near absolute certainty as existing analytical techniques will permit. The objective of a comparison is to determine whether or not the suspect specimen and a control specimen have a common origin, by subjecting them to the same examinations and tests.

The Physical Evidence Comparison Course is designed to provide forensic identification personnel with the knowledge and skills that are essential to crime scene examination, forensic evidence gathering processes, and the structured methodology of forensic evidence examination.

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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