Forensic Certifications Program Overview
The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) at Alliant International University is dedicated to providing law enforcement, security professionals, other first responders, and mental and allied health professionals with practical forensic education and training, and a graduate certificate with special focus on criminal behavior, crime scene investigation, and criminal justice system.
The Institute’s Advanced Practice Certificates cover diverse subject areas, while sharing a single objective: to support our participants to effectively prevent and mitigate conflict and violence.
CSFS is a corporate partner of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). Many of the Advanced Practice Certificates are also eligible for Continuing Education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA).
All are offered online by our faculty experts who practice in the respective fields such as forensic psychology, forensic criminology, and many others, and who bring their experience into the virtual classroom to transform theory into practice.
Explore our Advanced Forensic Certificate Programs
Advanced Situational Awareness and Safety
Provides comprehensive training in factors that improve perceptual awareness of verbal and non-verbal behavioral and situational assessment to enhance tactical problem-solving and strategic decision-making.
Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
Provides professionals with an understanding of conflict dynamics and the knowledge and skills to support conflict resolution.
Certificate in Criminal Behavior
A program that explores the dynamics and differences associated with mass, serial, and pattern criminals with applied principles for responding to criminal behavior.
Designed for professionals interested in gaining a foundational understanding of the application of the science of language to criminal and civil investigations and judicial proceedings.
Provides advanced knowledge of victim-offender dynamics to support prevention, investigation, and intervention in relation to violence and victimization.
Fundamentals of Correctional Psychology
Supports mental health professionals working within, or seeking to work within, correctional systems to attain the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to success and safety.
Fundamentals of Correctional Psychology with Assessment
Designed for licensed psychologists and doctoral students who seek advanced knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to working within correctional settings.
Fundamentals of Military and Veterans Psychology
Supports mental health professionals in providing essential services to active and veteran military personnel and their families.
Fundamentals of Police Psychology
Provides mental health professionals with foundational knowledge and skills to work with law enforcement and public safety personnel in multiple contexts, including private practice, law enforcement agencies, and health care.
Fundamentals of Police Psychology with Assessment
Designed for licensed psychologists and doctoral students who seek advanced knowledge and skills to work with law enforcement and public safety personnel.
RESPOND: Law Enforcement-Mental Health Response Team
Provides professionals in law enforcement and mental health with education and training to effectively and compassionately respond to situations that involve individuals with mental illness.
Certificate in Peer Counseling
This certificate is designed for students interested in supporting others by becoming peer counselors or by enhancing their skills as peer counselors.
Provides mental health professionals and students with a greater understanding of telemental health as a professional practice option.
Threat Assessment and Management
Designed for professionals interested in examining risk factors, criminal behavior, and cues in identifying and managing individuals who may pose a threat to personal and organizational safety.
Designed for professionals interested in applying psychological principles and behavioral theory to decision-making in the courtroom.
The California School of Forensic Studies is dedicated to graduating rigorously educated and trained professionals who impact society, public opinion, and policy by applying science in the service of preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence.