Online Course 04/2021: Document Fraud

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Online Course 04/2021: Document Fraud
12 April 2021 to 25 April 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to enhance the detection of false documents by better understanding of the design and security features of identity documents and combating forgery, falsification and illegal use of documents related to serious crime.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos (podcasts), studying reading material (19 hours)
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practice (6 hours)

The course will be delivered online over a period of 2 weeks, between 12 - 25 April 2021. Participants are expected to study around 2,5 hours per working day during this period in order to be able to complete the activity (in total 25 training hours). While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously on a daily basis. This is important as the attendants will need to cooperate with other participants virtually and complete small tasks/assignments then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively.

The course will be held entirely in English, therefore it is essential that nominated officials possess appropriate language skills (at least B2 level). The entire activity will be carried out online on CEPOL’s Law Enforcement Education Platform (LEEd), hence the physical presence of participants will not be required.

No special experience is required from participants but it is important that they'll remain open-minded, active and will be willing to share their ideas/experience during the learning process.


In case you are interested to attend, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point as soon as possible. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 26 March 2021.

Selected participants have to be registered to CEPOL's online Law Enforcement Education platform LEEd where the online activity will take the place.

Target Audience: 

This online course is dedicated to law enforcement practitioners tackling document fraud, experienced forensic experts and document examiners from border police, police forces and forensic laboratories and prosecutors.

Virtual, accesible through CEPOL's eLearning platform LEEd (after approved registration)


Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032