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As part of the move toward becoming a more centralized, competent, and credible community of crime scene investigators, many practitioners are seeking certification through the International Association for Identification. This 3-day Certified Crime Scene Investigator Certification Prep (CCSI) course is designed to prepare those seeking IAI Certified Crime Scene Investigator status, the first level of certification. Participants will be refreshed on test taking strategies, the application process, and the required materials. Chapter topics will be reviewed in outline format and questions will be presented using a student response system in order to assess areas in which participants need the most review, time then being spent on these topics as necessary. Study guides have been prepared and will be provided for further study. One day will be dedicated to each of the two required texts to ensure ample time is available for review and clarification.
It is strongly recommended that students have access to and be familiar with the textbook material prior to taking the course. This course is not meant to recite the content of the textbook, but to assist with identifying areas that need additional study. Any assessment questions found within the content of this course have been written by the instructor and have not been taken from past or current IAI tests. They may or may not appear on your certification test. Successful completion of this course in no way guarantees a passing score on the actual certification test; it is a review of material that the instructor feels could assist you in preparing to achieve a successful score.
Multiple choice test taking strategies have been included in the curriculum, as well as information regarding the certification process and testing procedures. All information has been taken from the current IAI required textbooks:
Crime Scene Photography, Edition II, by Edward Robinson, 2010, Elsevier Science &Technology Books (All Chapters EXCEPT 1, 8 and 12)
Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation, 2nd ed. by Ross M. Gardner, 2012,CRC Press