Upcoming Training Dates
September 11-15, 2017 • location TBD • Application deadline: July 28, 2017
November 13-17, 2017 • location TBD • Application deadline: September 29, 2017Please note: Beginning in 2016, all Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Forensic Interviewers wishing to attend the Advanced Forensic Investigation Training must have attended a Basic Forensic Interview Training (BFIT) within ONE year of the date of the Advanced Training they apply for. For a list of upcoming BFITs, please CLICK HERE.
DCS investigators: If you are interested in attending this training, please contact Melissa Cooper at MCooper@azdes.gov
Detectives from agencies outside of Maricopa County: $400
Detectives from agencies in Maricopa County: $600
Prosecutors and Forensic Interviewers: $600
Why have the fees changed for law enforcement participants?
Up until mid-2016, AZPOST was generously able to pay the full $1,000 tuition for all law enforcement AFIT participants. However, due to a severe decrease in their available funding, AZPOST is no longer able to support AFIT. For 2017, the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family generously awarded Prevent Child Abuse Arizona funds to provide partial scholarships to law enforcement participants. Since AFIT is held in Maricopa County, and agencies outside of Maricopa County have a higher financial burden because they need to pay for their participants’ travel and lodging during the training, the scholarship rate is higher for detectives from agencies outside of Maricopa County. The Governor’s Office is granting $400 scholarships to detectives from agencies in Maricopa County, meaning that the registration fee for detectives in Maricopa County is $600. The Governor’s Office is granting $600 scholarships to detectives outside of Maricopa County, meaning that the registration fee for detectives outside of Maricopa County is $400.
If the cost of AFIT is preventing you from attending, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you to identify sources of funding that might be able to help you attend. If you have further questions about registration fees, please contact Claire Louge, Director of Training and Outreach, at (928) 925-6493 or at Claire@pcaaz.org.
Note: Please do not send funds with your application. You will be notified whether or not you have been admitted into the training the week after the application deadline, and will be sent an confirmation form and invoice if admitted.
What is the Advanced Forensic Investigation Training (AFIT)?
This 40-hour experiential training is for detectives, DCS investigators, prosecutors and forensic interviewers. It is funded in part by ASU and the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, and requires Basic Forensic Interview Training as a prerequisite. It teaches investigation and interviewing skills of children who are victims of or witnesses to crimes.
For questions about Advanced Forensic Investigation Training, please contact Claire Louge, Director of Training and Outreach, at Claire@pcaaz.org.