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ONLINE LEVA Level 3: The Principles of Forensic Video/Image Compare and Contrast

May 13 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 6:00 pm

May 13 – 17, 2024

Start time each day: 1000 ET

Course Overview

This ONLINE class focuses on the science of comparing known objects with CCTV images of questioned objects. The process of cataloguing class characteristics and unique characteristics found in questioned evidence is examined in detail. Using a variety of programs in a forensic lab environment, analysts/examiners develop a scientific workflow involving the hands-on analysis of video evidence, criminal-case report writing and courtroom presentation.


  • Graduates of the LEVA Level 2 course

MEMBERS: Log-in to automatically receive the proper tuition rate.  Others select the SEND INVOICE payment option and the appropriate rate will be invoiced.  For questions please contact  troy.lawrence@leva.org.


  • Understand and articulate consistencies and inconsistencies between similar objects.
  • Identify class characteristics and unique characteristics in known or questioned objects.
  • Develop effective Standard Operating Procedures, including note taking.
  • Prepare video evidence for court.
  • Understand the boundaries for the forensic video expert in court.
  • Develop competency with the production of comparison charts.
  • Develop advanced strategies for the examination of video evidence.
  • Produce effective courtroom presentations

Course Instructors

Tracy Peloquin, LEVA Certified Forensic Video Analyst, Ed Baker, LEVA Certified Forensic Video Analyst and Jonathan Hak KC PhD

Who Can Apply

Graduates of the LEVA Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

    • Employees of any international, federal, state/provincial, or local public safety agency may apply.

An applicant for educational pricing should be either a person who is a full-time instructor at a nationally accredited educational facility or is a full-time student. Neither can be employed in the imaging industry. *Tuition rate is below.

    • A select number of seats are available to the private sector (for-profit businesses).

Due to the overwhelming response to this course, applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility. Applying does not automatically mean the application is accepted.

Credits and Certificate

This course provides 40 credit hours toward LEVA Certification. LEVA will also issue a certificate to each student who passes the course.

Successful completion of this basic level course satisfies a requirement toward LEVA’s Forensic Video Analyst certification.

LEVA policy on retaking exams and fees



NOTE: Registering serves as a placeholder only. Tuition payment secures the seat.

Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by December 15, 2023. Do not send the course fee with the application. Only when an applicant is offered a seat and confirms the invitation should payment be processed. Payment options are check, credit card (Visa,Mastercard and American Express only).



Fill in the on-line registration by April 19, 2023.

You will be notified via e-mail that your application was received and its status of acceptance.



Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the 40-hour curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. Registering for any LEVA class indicates they fully understand they are not receiving any certification from any one LEVA course and must refer to this training as LEVA’s on their resume, CV or any discoverable document. This class is not conducted to officially endorse any product or service.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding this course, contact Troy Lawrence, LEVA Deputy Executive Director, troy.lawrence@leva.org.



May 13 @ 10:00 am
May 17 @ 6:00 pm
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