Upcoming Training Dates
September 10 – 14, 2018 • Application deadline: August 3, 2018 • Phoenix, Location TBD
December 3 – 7, 2018 • Application deadline: October 19, 2018 • Phoenix, Location TBD
Please note: 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 attending this training, please discuss with your Supervisor and Program Manager.
Detectives- $100 material fee
Please note: We are able to offer this low rate to detectives in 2018 because the tuition for detective participants is being sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors and Forensic Interviewers: $600
Tribal CPS: $1,000
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 payment link 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 teaches investigation and interviewing skills of children who are victims of or witnesses to crimes. It is funded in part by the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The prerequisite for this class is the Basic Forensic Interview Training, which must be taken within the 12 months prior to attendance of AFIT.
Law Enforcement participants who complete this training will received 40 hours of AZPOST credit.
For questions about Advanced Forensic Investigation Training, please contact Claire Louge, Director of Training and Outreach, at Claire@pcaaz.org.