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Firearms Examiner Training

Event Dates
All times are Eastern Time unless noted otherwise.

The Firearm Examiner Training course delivers interactive training in fourteen modules:

  • 01: Introduction
  • 02: History
  • 03: Propellants, Firearms, and Ammunition Development
  • 04: Modern Firearms Manufacture
  • 05: Small Arms Ammunition
  • 06: Evidence Handling Procedures
  • 07: Equipment and Instrumentation
  • 08: Examination of Firearms
  • 09: Cartridge and Shotshell Examination
  • 10: Characterization and Evaluation of Fired Projectiles
  • 11: Bullet Comparison and Identification
  • 12: Gunshot Residue and Distance Determination
  • 13: Toolmark Identification
  • 14: Communicating Results
  • 15: Safety

Event Type
Event Option(s)
Online, On demand
National Institute of Justice
Registration Status
Free and open to all.

Certificate of completion.

Date Created: June 1, 2008