Advanced Friction Ridge Analysis

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

This 40-hour course is an advanced level course on friction ridge analysis. It is a continuation in the series of latent print courses. Topics will include analysis, comparison, evaluation, and verification of friction ridge impressions for problematic latent impressions.


Analysts must successfully complete Fingerprint Classification, Latent Print Development, Friction Ridge Comparisons, and Intermediate Friction Ridge Analysis I and II.

Who Should Attend

The target audience for this course will be those who are already involved in the forensic discipline of latent print identification. These students should not be beginners in the field, but seasoned practitioners who want to develop their skill to a level at which they can take and pass the International Association for Identification's Latent Printer Examiner certification test or a third-party competency test.

Special Notes

Students attending this course will be required to pass a pretest on the first morning after registration. The pretest will cover material from previous classes taught in the friction ridge analysis series of courses. Failure to obtain a minimum grade of 70% on the pretest will result in withdrawal from the course. Students should download the student manual and have it available on the first day of class.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
09/12/2022 09/16/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
08/21/2023 08/25/2023 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon