The IAFSM is dedicated to offer the Basic Laser Scanning Certification course. In order to be accepted to participate in the course, you must complete the following Questionnaire and submit the necessary requirements.
$250.00 for IAFSM Members
$350.00 for Non members - this cost does include a one (1) year IAFSM membership
BLSC students must review the following three videos prior to the start of the full class. Exam questions will come from these videos, as well as the course content, so please watch them in their entirety. Many students find the CloudComapre section challenging, especially if you are not familiar with 3D programs; therefore, it is highly recommended you download and install CloudCompare (https://www.danielgm.net/cc/) and follow along in the software with the CloudCompare video. Feel free to watch these videos more than once but before the start of the full class. Each video is approximately 1 hour in length.
Here are links to the three videos that must be watched before the start of the full class:
***Very Important: You MUST bring a laptop capable of installing and running CloudCompare to the BLSC course. It is highly recommended that you also bring a 3-button mouse (a mouse with a scroll wheel) to help navigate in CloudCompare***
The BLSC from the IAFSM is a course focused on fundamental principles of laser scanning, considerations for crash and crime scene documentation, diﬀerent types of analysis, visualization, considerations of admissibility at trial, plus best practices. The course is taught by several instructors with many years of laser scanning and practical work experience.
The course provides those working with a laser scanner a fundamental grounding in laser scanner concepts that are hardware agnostic and applicable no matter what type of laser scanner is being used. Historical concepts, math, physics, plus hands on practical exercises with software will be taught during the course.
Absolutely! The BSLC is a complimentary item that can be used on a CV or for court purposes to show that a minimum standard of training was achieved and that an exam was written and successfully passed. The certificate is backed by the IAFSM.
The BLSC course was designed for accident reconstructionists, crime scene investigators, fire investigators, private companies and anyone who uses laser scanning as part of their evidence documentation process.
This is a full day(s) of instruction. Once the date and location have been determined, the Instructor will set a detailed schedule.
IMPORTANT: Please bring a laptop that can run and install CloudCompare to the course.
It is recommended that students have at least 6 months of laser scanning experience or have some training provided by a hardware manufacturer prior to attending this course. In addition, some familiarity with 3D software is helpful.
The BLSC course is a multi-faceted approach to learning and goes beyond a single 8-hour class. The format and learning are comprised of the following:
Currently, validation of the Basic Laser Scanner Certificate is for a period of 5 years. The reason for this is that there are often technological and software advancements that require updating of skills and knowledge.
There is a maximum capacity. This is determined by the Instructor.
What is the Cost for Certification?
$250 for IAFSM Members
$350 for Non Members - this cost will include a one (1) year membership to the IAFSM.
For additional information, please visit, www.iafsm.org
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.