The Firearms Education & Resource Committee (FERC) is dedicated to providing AFTE members the training they need from the right trainer.
If you are interested in having training provided to you and other members of your agency, please answer the questions in the application below regarding your training needs. Our goal is to provide this training with minimal to no fees. We are currently planning for the 2016-2018 biennium. A FERC member will contact you upon receipt of the training application.
LOOKING TO TRAIN OTHERS?
We are looking for qualified trainers to provide instruction our AFTE members in the field of Firearms and Tool Mark Examination. The FERC is considering offering several general courses with a standardized curriculum and set compensation for the instructor(s) in the areas of gunshot residue distance determination, serial number restoration, tool mark identification, trajectory reconstruction, and specialized techniques for firearms and tool marks identification. If you feel you have the capabilities to teach a course, please fill out the application below with as much detail as you can. If you have additional course topics other than listed above, please fill out an application for each course you wish to teach. A FERC member will contact you upon receipt of the trainer application(s). If you know of other potential trainers that are not AFTE members, please forward the application below to them.
WANT TO ADD YOUR INPUT TO THE PROCESS?
We are still in the beginning stages of development of this program and want to serve the AFTE membership the very best it can. Please forward your comments and suggestions to the Chair of the FERC.