Welcome to Fingerprint Technician Training!

Congratulations on your decision to start your career as a fingerprint technician!

Fingerprint technicians are in high demand right now, so your chance of acquiring a job and becoming a fingerprint technician are excellent!

What Does a Fingerprint Technician Do?

A fingerprint technician determines whether two fingerprints from different records were made by the same person or two different people.  A fingerprint technician mainly deals with fingerprints that were acquired as a result of being arrested, detained or if someone applied for a job with a government agency or other position where your fingerprints are taken for a background check.

Most fingerprint technicians are employed through government agencies at the national, state, county and city levels.  They are considered criminal justice agencies and mainly work with other criminal justice agencies within their vicinity.

Fingerprint Technician Job Description

The job description for a fingerprint technician will vary from agency to agency; no two criminal justice agencies have the exact same job description, but most will share the essential or core job duties.

For example, a fingerprint technician may only work with  arrested subject fingerprints while others may work with arrested subjects, applicant subjects and unknown subjects.

Typically, however, the job entails:

  • Comparing two fingerprints to determine if they were made by the same person or two different people.
  • Acquiring fingerprints from people using ink and electronic methods.
  • Using the computerized AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) computer system.
  • Assisting police officers and detectives and describing what they find.

Read more about the Fingerprint Technician Job Description.

Fingerprint Technician Jobs

As previously mentioned, the demand for fingerprint technicians is extremely high. As long as you meet the qualifications and have completed the proper education, which depends on your geographical location, you have a great chance of getting hired.

Fingerprint Technician Training

To be hired as a Fingerprint Technician you may need some specialized training. Most of the skills required can be completed at your local community college. Most likely you will need only one or two classes.

You can also attend an online course for specialized training. View a detailed course description and enroll at Fingerprint Identification & Classification Online Course.

Check out How to Become a Fingerprint Technician for more information.

Fingerprint technician training requirements vary from state to state. Please select your state below to learn about fingerprint technician training requirements so you can quickly get started today.

ConnecticutDelawareDistrict of Columbia
NebraskaNevadaNew Hampshire
New JerseyNew MexicoNew York
North CarolinaNorth DakotaOhio
Rhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth Dakota
West VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Online Fingerprint Technician Training

We are now offering online Fingerprint Technician training! This self-paced course will walk you through all the skills needed to acquire a job as a Fingerprint Technician. You will learn how to identify and classify all types of fingerprints.

Many law enforcement agencies require this specific training in order to be hired as a Fingerprint Technician. Get the skills you need today!

View a detailed course description and enroll at Fingerprint Identification & Classification Online Course.