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October 2009 - Volume 11 - Number 4

 

FBI Laboratory Specialized Training Program

Susan Myers
Training Officer
Quality Assurance and Training Unit
FBI Laboratory
Quantico, Virginia

The FBI Laboratory provides forensic science courses through the Specialized Training Program. Courses are open to U.S. law enforcement agencies, government crime laboratories, other federal agencies, and military personnel. International students must be employed by similar government agencies to be eligible for course participation.

During fiscal year 2010 (October 1, 2009–September 30, 2010), Laboratory instructors will provide expert instruction on such subjects as fingerprint photography, DNA, facial imaging, paint analysis, and examination of impression evidence, to name a few. The courses vary from year to year based on instructor, funding, and facility availability.

There is no charge for FBI Laboratory training. The FBI pays for travel expenses (lodging, meals, and transportation to and from the training location) for domestic students and lodging and meals (airfare not included) for international students. If selected, students from other federal agencies must pay their own travel expenses. All expenses are subject to government regulations and program guidelines.

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the FBI Laboratory Training Web site at http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/html/train1.htm for current courses, schedules, and registration information.

For questions or additional information that is not available on the FBI Laboratory Training Web site, please contact Sue Myers.