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The Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Certificate program is a combined curriculum consisting of (80) hours of crime scene investigation training modules.  This training will provide both the skills and knowledge of crime scene investigation, forensic analysis, and utilizes a “hands-on” application of crime scene investigative techniques both in the classroom and in mock simulations.  This program is designed to give the student an overview of crime scene investigations and upon completion of this course will assist students in meeting the minimum requirements for this profession.

CSI Certificate Program

This program is based on the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Field Evidence Technician Program (FET) given to working peace officers and crime scene investigators. This course is designed to prepare students for a career as a Crime Scene Investigator.

Training Modules (8 Hours Each):

  1. Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
  2. Fingerprints at the Crime Scene
  3. Biological and Trace Evidence at the Crime Scene
  4. Impression Evidence & Chemical Processing of Evidence
  5. Photography for the Crime Scene Investigator
  6. Death Investigations at the Crime Scene
  7. Collection / Preservation of Computer & Cell Phone Data
  8. Fingerprint Analysis and Compariso
  9. Crime Scene Practical
  10. Interview Skills and Courtroom Testimony

The course will culminate with a practical exercise whereby the class will utilize a team approach at a realistic crime scene. This is a true judge of how well the participants have learned the skills and techniques taught in the course.  The final module consists of interview strategies for obtaining employment and will be conducted by experienced professionals who are currently working in the field.  Modules 9 and 10 require completion of Modules 1-8 or permission from the Coordinator.

We will attempt to assist successful qualified graduates of this program to find CSI internship positions at local agencies.  Positions are limited.


$195/module - 80 Hours (non credit certificate program)

2017 DATES

  • September 9 , 2017 (Module 1)
  • September 16 , 2017 (Module 2)
  • September 23 , 2017 (Module 3)
  • September 30 , 2017 (Module 4)
  • October 7 , 2017 (Module 5)
  • October 14 , 2017 (Module 6)
  • October 21 , 2017 (Module 7)
  • October 28 , 2017 (Module 8)
  • November 4 , 2017 (Module 9)
  • November 18, 2017 (Module 10)



Sheraton Garden Grove-Anaheim South
12221 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840


Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon possible. Please complete a registration form and submit payment to the Center.

You will recieve a confirmation email letting you know that we have registered you for the class. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis, a waitlist will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.