North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Identification of Fraudulent Documents


Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement personnel, investigators and especially patrol officers, who may encounter or contact legal and illegal resident aliens during the course of their duty shift.

Course Goals:

The course goal is to introduce law enforcement officers to the skills necessary to detect the characteristics of a fraudulent or altered government-issued document.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

► Describe the general security features appearing on most government issued documents.
► Describe the common types and forms of immigration documents utilized by terrorist groups.
► Identify a counterfeit or altered NC Department of Motor Vehicles issued document.
► Apply basic fraud detection techniques in regard to past and current immigration documents.


This course employs lecture, demonstration, and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Students are asked to bring a current U.S. passport and military ID if they possess one. 


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.


Course Coordinator:

Doug Robinson


Length of Course:

One day - 8 hours

 CICP Credit