- Fingerprinting Certification
- Fingerprinting Re-certification
NCIC Full-Service Terminal Operator (Link to Communications Courses)
Coordinator: Sara Couture
Length of course: 4 hours
Course hours: see below
- September 1, 2015: 0800-1130 hours
- May 28th 2015 0800-1200 hours - Post Basic limited seating
VIN Verification is offered in the afternoon on the same dates and must be registered for separately.
Location: Vermont Police Academy
Tuition: None, if initial certification. Repeat/audit - $9.50.
Minimum number to hold a class: 10
Maximum number in class: 30
Fingerprints offer an infallible means of personal identification. They are used for identification of a person, background checks for employment, documenting criminal records, creating investigative leads, and tying suspects to evidence or crime scenes.
This course is designed to train police officers to properly roll legible fingerprints. It also provides police officers with the necessary certification to obtain fingerprints from minors as required by statute. This certification is valid for three years. See Fingerprint Re-certification for recert processes.
This course has been designed by Vermont Criminal Information Center Identification Section and includes:
An overview of basic fingerprinting classification, the procedure of taking prints, officer safety while printing, how to properly fill out required fingerprint cards, and the life of a fingerprint card.
All students will practice rolling fingerprints under the supervision of trainers.
Rolling a quality set of fingerprint impressions and the successful completion of a written exam are required for certification
Length of course: 1 hour
Course hours: By appointment scheduled each hour on the hour from 0800 to 1600 hrs.
Date: By appointment.
Location: Hartford Police Department (Other regional trainings will be posted on the VCJTC web site as scheduled.)
Officers are required by State statute to be re-certified every 3 years to take prints of minors. This course meets this requirement. VCIC has eliminated the mailing in of fingerprint cards for re-certification and are requiring officers to roll fingerprints in the presence of their certifying official. VCIC will also conduct familiarization with the AFIS system at this training. Certification cards will be issued upon successful completion of classifiable prints.