2024 Forensics Specimen Collection Certification

Course Description

This course provides basic information concerning forensic evidence collection. Course provides techniques for collecting forensic verses medical specimens.

The course is designed for personnel such as emergency department staff who often times are required to obtain forensic specimens.

  • Certification / Certificate of Course Completion
  • 2.0 continuing education contact hours

Course Goals and Objectives

  • Provide basic knowledge concerning medical verses forensic specimen collection
  • Provide understanding on specimen integrity and chain of custody
  • Provide information on specific types of specimen collection

Course Content and Topics

  • Forensic collection and establishment of chain of custody
  • Collection of wet clothing and items
  • Testing for medical purposes verses forensic collection
  • Crime lab
  • Documentation of integrity
  • Urine collection
  • Blood Collection
  • Saliva/oral swabs
  • Hair Collection
  • Semen collection
  • Clothing collection
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pubic hair combing and collection
  • Sexual Assault Kits
  • Labeling of specimens
  • Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT)
  • Court ordered subpoena
  • Evidence/testify as collector
  • Deposition
  • Expert Witness
  • Gunshot wounds

Certification Fee: $33.50

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