Crime Scene Investigations Course (Formerly Field Evidence Technician Course)

A hands-on approach to understanding the fundamental theories of physical evidence practically applied and the legal consideration involved in the collection, preservation, and presentation in court. This course includes a night photoshoot during week 1. In return, the course ends at noon on Friday of week 2.

International Association of Identification (IAI) approved for 80 hours of training towards initial crime scene certification and crime scene recertification.

*Please see the required equipment below.

**This Class is Restricted to Law Enforcement Employees Only. Priority will be given to active CSI’s or an equivalent position. If you are interested in crime scene investigations but are not currently employed by a law enforcement agency, please visit our Crime Scene Investigator Certificate Program page.**


$895 - 80 Hours, POST Plan IV

2022 - 2023 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
22001 August 8-19, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
22002 October 17-28, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
22003 August 22-September 2, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Private Session
22004 December 5-16, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
22005 January 16-27, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Private Session
22006 February 6-17, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Waitlisted
22007 April 17-28, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Waitlisted
22008 June 5-16, 2023 Sheraton Garden Grove Waitlisted


The 2023-2024 schedule is under construction! Email and ask to be placed on the notification list for CSI/FET.

Course Control Number



Sheraton Garden Grove
12221 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 703-8400

For those participants who will be flying in, the John Wayne Airport (SNA) - Orange County is the closest airport.


Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon possible. Please have your training department contact the Center for Criminal Justice at CSULB or call 562.985.4940 to make your reservations. If you make a reservation via email please include the following information:

  • Name and Date of Class
  • Training Managers Name
  • Training Managers Phone Number
  • Training Managers Email Address
  • Agency Name
  • Name of Attendee(s)
  • POST ID # for Attendee(s)
  • Email address for Attendee(s)

You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that we have registered you for the class. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis, a wait list will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.