Biometric and Criminal History Record Training

This page lists out the most current catalog and schedule of classes, workshops, and/or presentations being offered by the Resources Management Section’s Biometric Training Team (BTT). If you would like to take a class from the BTT  menu and you do not see it on the schedule, please contact us with your request. In addition, if there is something you would like to see added to the menu, feel free to make your suggestion(s) to any BTT instructor or staff member.

Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions or concerns about our schedule of classes or to request training from our course catalog:

Phone: (304) 625-5279
Fax: (304) 625-2337
E-mail: biometric_training@leo.gov 

Biometric Training Team Course Schedule

Development Opportunities Provided by the Biometric Training Team Resources Management Section

To register for a class, please contact our office at biometric_training@leo.gov or 304-625-5279. Classes are open to current employees of federal, law enforcement, or criminal justice agencies with valid Originating Agency Numbers (ORI) on file with the FBI.

In order to ensure that agencies submit accurate and high-quality biometric images and criminal history data enabling reliable and consistent searches, the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division offers biometric and criminal history training free of charge to all authorized agencies. 

All federal employees, law enforcement, and criminal justice agencies with an authorized Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) number can take advantage of our products and services in a variety of ways:

  1. Courses are routinely offered at the CJIS Division facility in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Note: Travel/lodging expenses are the responsibility of the requesting agency.
  2. Alternative delivery methods, including video teleconferencing are available. 
  3. Multiple courses can be offered sequentially upon request.

Advanced Comparison for Tenprint Examiners 


Description:
 This course is designed to enhance the skills of the experienced fingerprint examiner, providing the participants with information on the application of the ACE-V process to challenging comparisons. This training is also beneficial for examiners preparing to take the IAI Tenprint Certification Test. Course curriculum consists of presentations, facilitated discussions, and practical exercises.

Prerequisite:  Prior comparison experience.

Date
Time
Location
May 9-10, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.CJIS Division
August 8-9, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.CJIS Division


In addition to the dates above, this course can also be provided upon request at biometric_training@leo.gov

Face Comparison and Identification Training


Description:
This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to professionals from the law enforcement and intelligence communities working in the fields of face recognition and face comparison. It also provides students with awareness and understanding of the face comparison discipline. This training is consistent with the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG).

DateTimeLocation
December 4-6, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.CJIS Division
February 26-28, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.CJIS Division
May 21-23, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.CJIS Division
June 11-13, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.CJIS Division
September 10-12, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.CJIS Division
November 5-7, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.CJIS Division

 

Scientific Basics of Fingerprints: Classifying, Recording, and Comparing including the Scientific Basics of Palm Prints – Recording


Description:
 This course is for individuals interested in obtaining a basic understanding of fingerprints. Participants will learn the fingerprint pattern types, classification using the Henry (if applicable to the agency), National Crime Information Center (NCIC) systems, and AFIS Pattern Classification (APAT) code. The course will demonstrate procedures to effect an identification or exclusion, and will cover recommended techniques to record/collect legible fingerprints and palm prints. Course curriculum consists of presentations, facilitated discussions, and practical exercises.

DateTimeLocation
February 5-7, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.CJIS Division
May 6-8, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.CJIS Division
August 5-7, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.CJIS Division
October 22-24, 20198:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.CJIS Division

 

Understanding the FBI Identity History Summary: External Next Generation Identification (NGI) Response


Description:
 This course provides an understanding of the FBI Identity History Summary (IdHS) generated as a result of an NGI fingerprint search. Topics covered include the fields, codes, and abbreviations the FBI uses to enter data. Additionally, the course emphasizes the importance of the IdHS to both criminal and civil applicant agencies, as well as the importance of submitting dispositions to complete the FBI record. NOTE: This course is NOT “Understanding the NCIC Record.” However, certain aspects of the NCIC record will be covered. 

This course can be provided upon request at biometric_training@leo.gov

Universal Latent Workstation Software (ULW) Workshop


Description:
This course is designed for latent print examiners who work cases and enter latent fingerprints for search through the Next Generation Identification (NGI) using the ULW software. Some of the processes covered include importing a latent fingerprint, encoding minutiae points, sending to the NGI for search, and conducting comparisons of fingerprints with possible candidates returned from the NGI.

This course can be provided upon request at biometric_training@leo.gov