The Certified Latent Print Examiner requires that the candidate has knowledge, skills, and abilities around the theory and comparison methodology of fingerprint individualization. The candidate shall know the anatomical concepts underlying the biological uniqueness and persistence of friction ridge skin as well as classification techniques, analysis and comparison methods.
This certification assessment is approved by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency
1 or more years of service in a criminal justice, security or similar capacity
At least 18 years of age
High school diploma or equivalent
NOTE: IFPO does not require individuals to complete any course in order to sit for the certification exam. Any individual who feels he or she has the experience or knowledge and meets the prerequisites may challenge the exam. After applying to take the final assessment, you will be asked to provide proof that you meet the prerequisites for the challenge.
Candidates who successfully pass the certification assessment will hold a valid credential for two years from the date of issue.