Crime Scene Certifications

Now accepting PRE-REGISTRATION Sign-up for Crime Scene Certification Testing (below).

The University of Tennessee, through the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) is offering crime scene certification(s) for law enforcement and forensic professionals worldwide.  Since 2001, the University has been recognized for its contribution to the forensic science community with the UT National Forensic Academy™.  This 10-week academy is a comprehensive, hands-on practical application based training program attended by law enforcement officers, crime scene technicians and military law enforcement from 49 U.S. States and Internationally.

Recommendations first introduced by the NAS report in 2009, have brought the forensic science profession closer to mandatory certification for your respective area of expertise.  As a result, the University of Tennessee has recognized it’s ability, as an educational institution, to lead the way in the forensic science field by providing professional level certifications for law enforcement and forensic professionals.

About the testing process and what to expect:

We have partnered with several global technology leaders to bring you “live” online proctoring.  Once you have studied all the necessary material and completed the prerequisites outlined you can register to take the exam.

We use a Level 3: Online Proctoring. After completing the live-authentication process, our proctor monitors the test-taker’s surroundings and entire computer desktop throughout the exam.  This is considered the most secure approach within the online proctoring industry. An advantage to this level is that the proctor can comment and troubleshoot in real-time during the test.  Also if any cheating is suspected the exam can be stopped or flagged for review as all test sessions are video recorded.

Cost:

Register between August 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 and pay only $250.00 for our online proctored exam.  Standard rates starting January 1, 2019 will be $275.00 for the proctored exam.

*On-site proctored exams will be offered at limited times throughout the year and hosted at the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center & National Forensic Academy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Cost for on-site exams will be $225.00.

Testing minimum qualifications:

 

 

 

 

 

 


Certified Crime Scene Investigator (CCSI) – As of July 1, 2018

Advanced Crime Scene Photography, 2nd Edition 

Author: Christopher Duncan

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Photography Equipment
  • Chapter 3 – Crime Scene Photography
  • Chapter 4 – Examination Quality Photography
  • Chapter 5 – Nighttime and Low-Light Photography
  • Chapter 6 – Flash Photography
  • Chapter 7 – Painting with Light
  • Chapter 8 – Bloodstain Photography
  • Chapter 9 – Photography of Shooting Incidents
  • Chapter 10 – Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography
  • Chapter 11 – Photographing Fire Scenes

 

Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 4th EditionAuthor(s) Stuart H. James, Jon J. Nordby, Ph.D., and Suzanne Bell.

  • Chapter 1 – Justice and Science
  • Chapter 2 – Evidence: Origins, Types and Admissibility
  • Chapter 3 – Crime Scene Investigation
  • Chapter 4 – Bloodstain Patterns
  • Chapter 5 – Death Investigations
  • Chapter 9 – DNA Typing 
  • Chapter 13 – Fingerprints
  • Chapter 16.4 – Trace Evidence, (Section 16.4 only)

 

The Fingerprint Source Book-NIJ  (Available Here Free)

  • Chapter 7 – Latent Print Development 
  • Chapter 8 – The Preservation of Friction Ridges

 

 

 

 


Certified Senior Crime Scene Investigator (CSCSI)

Advanced Crime Scene Photography, 2nd Edition – Author: Christopher Duncan

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Photography Equipment
  • Chapter 3 – Crime Scene Photography
  • Chapter 4 – Examination Quality Photography
  • Chapter 5 – Nighttime and Low-Light Photography
  • Chapter 6 – Flash Photography
  • Chapter 7 – Painting with Light
  • Chapter 8 – Bloodstain Photography
  • Chapter 9 – Photography of Shooting Incidents
  • Chapter 10 – Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography
  • Chapter 11 – Photographing Fire Scenes

 

Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 4th EditionAuthor(s) Stuart H. James, Jon J. Nordby, Ph.D., and Suzanne Bell.

  • Chapter 1 – Justice and Science
  • Chapter 2 – Evidence Origins, Types and Admissibility
  • Chapter 3 – Crime Scene Investigation
  • Chapter 4 – Bloodstain Patterns
  • Chapter 5 – Death Investigations
  • Chapter 6 – Forensic Anthropology
  • Chapter 7 – Forensic Entomology
  • Chapter 8 – Identification of Blood and Body Fluids
  • Chapter 9 – DNA Typing
  • Chapter 12 – Arson, Fire and Explosives
  • Chapter 13 – Fingerprints
  • Chapter 14 – Firearms and Toolmarks
  • Chapter 15 – Tread Impressions
  • Chapter 16.4* – Trace Evidence (Section 16.4 only*)

 

The Fingerprint Source Book-NIJ  (Available Here Free)

  • Chapter 7 – Latent Print Development 
  • Chapter 8 – The Preservation of Friction Ridges
  • Chapter 9 – Examination Process
  • Chapter 10 – Documentation of Friction Ridge Impressions: From Scene to the Conclusion.

 

 

 


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FAQ’s: Why should I obtain crime scene certification?

  • Crime Scene certification is not mandatory by law but in the very near future mandatory certification in crime scene may be required.  Many employers in the law enforcement field already require that an employee become certified within 1-2 year(s) of employment or they will be terminated.  This has become an industry standard for many agencies that have crime scene units.
  • Enhance your credibility by obtaining certification in your area of expertise.  The medical community already requires that each individual be board certified in their field for accountability and standards.  The forensic science community should be no different.  Set yourself apart from others by obtaining certification from a recognized University.

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