Course Introduction

FCC 2 : Document & Fingerprint Examination

  • Course Outline
  • Curriculum
  • FAQ
  • Case Studies
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Documents and fingerprints are two of the most common pieces of evidence found at a crime scene and are considered to be the most reliable sources of information to catch suspects and detect forgeries. The online Document & Fingerprint Examination Foundation Certificate Course by Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science will equip you with integrated skills and knowledge of working both at the crime scene and in the laboratory to investigate the authenticity of the evidence.

All 12 sessions are delivered by instructors who have several years of expertise in solving cases and conducting workshops. You will learn skills to identify, collect, preserve, analyze, and identify the authenticity of documents and fingerprints found at the crime scene, along with the legal and ethical considerations.

Forensic document analysis and fingerprint identification is an evergreen field, and with rising fraud cases, the demand for skilled document and fingerprint examiners is never going to fade. So, join us today to discover the secrets hidden within documents and fingerprints and how crucial they are in solving crime mysteries.

Learning Outcomes:

Expertise in Document Examination: You will gain knowledge about how to analyze and examine different types of documents, including handwriting, signatures, and printed materials.

Fingerprint Analysis Skills: You will become proficient in fingerprint analysis techniques, including classification and identification. You will also gain insights about fingerprint evidence development techniques found at the crime scene.

Document Forgery Detection: You will be able to identify and detect document forgeries, alterations, and counterfeit materials, as well as learn how to prevent fraudulent activities.

Ethical and Legal Considerations: You will gain an understanding of the legal aspects associated with document and fingerprint examination, ensuring your work complies with established standards and is admissible in court.

Effective Expert Testimony: Your understanding of how to communicate effectively and present your findings during legal proceedings as expert witnesses will improve.

This course is conducted every year for one month. You can visit our website for more details or follow our social media account for regular updates. We also conduct special batches for institutes and colleges. Contact us for minimum student requirements and other details.

Course Duration: 1 Month (12 Sessions)

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Platform: Online via Zoom

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Course Fees:

India: INR 1500

International: USD 50

Participants will Receive:

Study material for each session


  • Curriculum

    Introduction to Document and Fingerprint Examination

    Document Analysis Techniques

    Counterfeit Document Detection

    Handwriting Examination: Basics and Fundamentals

    Handwriting Comparison and Identification

    Document Alterations and Forgery Detection

    Fingerprint Science and Identification

    Fingerprint Classification Systems

    Latent Fingerprint Development and Lifting

    Fingerprint Comparison and Individualization

    Expert Testimony and Legal Considerations

    Case Studies in Document and Fingerprint Examination

  • What is the duration of the course?

    The course is divided into 12 sessions spanning over a month. You will have access to the course materials for each session after enrollment.

  • How do I register for the course?

    To register, simply click on the registration link on our website and follow the instructions to complete the registration process, including providing your personal information and payment details.

  • Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    There are no specific prerequisites for this foundation course. It is suitable for beginners and those with a general interest. However, a basic understanding of science can be helpful.

  • What kind of support is available to students during the course?

    We offer a comprehensive support system for our students. You will have access to a private WhatsApp group for any questions related to the course content.

  • Can I access the course materials at any time, or is there a set schedule?

    All the course material will be in downloadable format. So, you can access it 24/7 and study at your own pace.

  • What are the benefits of completing this course?

    Completing the Online Foundation Certificate Course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions. It can also serve as a strong foundation for further education or career advancement in forensic science.

  • Is there a certificate awarded upon completion of the course?

    Yes, upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an eCertificate, which can be a valuable addition to your resume and may enhance your career prospects in the field.

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Srimitha Ravimurugan


All the lessons were in-depth with real-life case studies. It was worth enrolling in this courseā€”a game-changer for forensic enthusiasts!

Lokashree Dharmalingam


I learned several new concepts about document and fingerprint analysis during this course. Outstanding guidance was offered by SIFS. Thanks a lot.

Molik Arora


The course was a perfect blend of in-depth modules and interactive learning and served as a pathway to a fascinating career.

Devika Das


Kudos to SIFS India! The document and fingerprint examination program is outstanding. I learned a lot of new stuff and got ready to move ahead with confidence.

Sreechand Das


Real-world insights, experienced mentors, interactive sessions, and in-depth study material. A must for those looking for a future in forensic examination.



Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Managing Director
Phaneendar B N

Phaneendar B N

CEO, Clue4 Evidence Foundation

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