Crime scene investigators (CSIs) work closely with law enforcement to ensure evidence is collected and processed correctly so the guilty are successfully prosecuted and justice is served. CSIs work at the crime scene, in labs, at the morgue, in police departments, and will likely be called to share their expertise in a courtroom. Start your career off right with top-notch expert instructors, hands-on experience, and real-life case studies so you can master all aspects of crime scene investigation.

Designed For

Individuals who are:

  • Looking for a career in crime scene investigation
  • Currently in the field of crime scene investigation who would like to further develop their skills and expertise
  • Law enforcement

What You'll Learn

  • Be confident and knowledgeable in performing crime scene investigations.
  • Understand the basics of crime scene management including the proper collection and preservation of evidence, and chain-of-custody issues.
  • Have the technical skills to sample, photograph and recover evidence at a crime scene.

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in law enforcement, justice departments or government. They might include:

  • Crime scene investigator
  • Crime scene technician
  • Police identification specialist
  • Forensic scientist

CSI positions are most often found in law enforcement agencies. Prior to employment, a background check consisting of employment history, professional references, criminal check and educational verification may be conducted. All applicants
will be required to pass the background check to the satisfaction of the Department or agency conducting the hiring.
Here's a look at some common background check disqualifiers. Generally, job candidates are most commonly dropped from consideration for one or more of the following:

  • Felony convictions
  • Misdemeanors
  • Past or current drug use
  • Credit issues
  • Dishonorable discharge from military service
  • Falsification or untruthfulness on the application
  • Poor work history
  • Past or current gang affiliations
  • Undetected crimes
  • Problematic driving history
  • Domestic violence

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent

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