Where are you going to find fully trained Latent Print Examiners to fill your future vacancies?
There are always more vacant positions than there are qualified LPEs to fill them.

Are you willing to invest the 1-2 years needed for your senior staff members to apprentice new trainees to the point where they can contribute to case production? If so, what’s the REAL cost of this approach, and will you then find yourself in a continual training mode?

We understand your staffing needs and we believe there is a better way. RS&A is launching another session of the International Latent Print Examiner Training Academy program which is scheduled to begin in the fall. This is a carefully designed intense 20 week training program which will produce a Latent Print Examiner who can immediately make a substantial impact on your operation.

Students will be required to meet stringent educational, ethical and visual acuity standards to be accepted into the program. Throughout the academy they will be routinely tested to ensure their competence in each module of instruction. They will be ready for supervised casework as soon as they arrive at your agency and will have already met or exceeded all requirements for IAI Latent Print Examiner certification, with the possible exception of work experience. They will have already passed written examinations and comparison practicals with some being more difficult than the actual IAI CLPE examination.

RS&A is internationally known as the premier forensic identification training company, and we have successfully trained literally hundreds upon hundreds of latent print examiners to competency through the efforts of our cadre of world class instructors. This academy is simply a reconfiguring of what we have been doing for years. We know latent prints and we know training!

The academy will be held at the Meridian Community College Workforce Development Training Facility. This new state of the art training facility is located in Meridian, MS. This facility offers spacious classrooms, new computer labs, and a break room. During evidence processing classes students will be in the RS&A headquarters laboratory in Collinsville, MS. The RS&A Collinsville lab offers students a chance to work within an operating forensic laboratory where they will learn basic and advanced processing techniques and laboratory safety procedures. Mock court training will be held in an actual courtroom setting where students gain invaluable courtroom experience.

Students will be provided information for the host hotel  which provides each student with their own room. Each room offers access to Free Wi-Fi internet, cable TV, housekeeping services, business center, and fitness center. There is a special discounted rate given to each academy student that registers at this hotel. 

Transportation for each student is highly recommended and is the sole responsibility of the student or sponsoring agency.

Session 8 Academy Hotel Details: RS&A has a reduced rate of $75 per night rate at the Tru by Hilton in Meridian. There is a breakfast seven days per week, they have a gym, outdoor fire pit, pool table in the lobby, but no on-site laundry. Rooms will need to be booked no later than December 22nd. Transportation from the hotel to the classroom is highly recommended.


The per student cost of the International Latent Print Examiner Training Academy is $19,500.00, which is far less than what it would cost your agency to complete this same level of training utilizing in-house case working analysts. Your agency will get a trained LPE in a fraction of the time it takes your agency to train an LPE in-house. How is this possible? Academy students are in a full-time dedicated teaching/learning academy without daily distractions. Students have full access to a team of highly skilled and fully committed RS&A staff whose dedicated to ensuring your employee's success.

Please contact Academy Director Matt Marvin if you have specific budget requirements or questions regarding training tuition, the host hotel, or meals.

The Future is Bright! It is anticipated that there will continue to be additional sessions of the academy. We have the facilities and instructors to accommodate the training needs of the forensic industry.

Contact Academy Director, Matt Marvin at 1-866-832-6772 or email:
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