FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Hosting a course has several benefits for the agency. One advantage is eliminating costs associated with travel and lodging for employees. Another benefit is that the hosting agency or organization receives free tuition based on the number of paying students as follows:
- One free tuition if the course has 14 paying students.
- Two free tuitions if the course has 18 paying students.
- Three free tuitions if the course has 22 paying students.
For specific requirements for the various classes, please read the corresponding text in their respective sections.
The responsibility of the hosting agency or organization is to aid in recruiting students for the course. We will supply a course flyer that can be distributed to nearby agencies. We will post the course on various websites. All travel and associated costs are the responsibility of Gaziano Forensic Consulting and not the hosting agency. If you are interested in hosting the course, please contact us so we can work together to enhance the competency of your employees.
- Payment for tuition secures enrollment in the course
- A course interest email or other similar submissions does not guarantee enrollment
- Checks and credit card payments must be received before the course start date or until the course is full
- A confirmation email will be sent to the student or the employing agency that payment has been received and enrollment has been secured
- An enrollee who does not show up to the course without prior notification and receipt of acknowledgment (a no-show) will forfeit the entire amount of the tuition
- A full refund will be given for cancelation greater than 14 days before the start of the course
- A confirmation email of acknowledgment of cancelation will be sent to the enrollee before a refund will be granted
- Cancelations within 14 days of the course’s start date will result in a $350 fee
- Substitutions are allowed at any time
- A full refund will be issued in an emergency upon receipt of proper documentation to verify the claim
The short answer is that there is a LOT of equipment, making it impractical to transport it outside Texas. We developed and created equipment prototypes to help students understand how bloodstain patterns are created. Students have commented on how the equipment and structure of the course aided them in their understanding of the discipline. In addition, the course is certified by the International Association for Identification (IAI) and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA). The training course will not make you an expert bloodstain pattern analyst in a week but will help you interpret your next bloodstained crime scene.