Online Course 20/2020: False identity documents – crime facilitator

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Online Course 20/2020: False identity documents – crime facilitator
16 November 2020 to 27 November 2020

The activity focuses on enhancing 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 entire activity will be implemented online between 16-27 November 2020.

The course will be delivered over a period of two weeks. Participants are expected to study approximately 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 then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively.

Besides the set of compulsory learning material many optional useful training files will be provided to ensure that those participants who want to learn more on a particular subject (e.g open sources intelligence) can do so. These materials will be freely downloadable so they may be studied outside the timeline or framework of the course as well.

It is important that the participants remain open-minded, active and will be willing to share their ideas/experience during the learning process

The training will be held in English; therefore, it is essential that applicants possess appropriate language skills.


The online course offers 35 seats. 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: 30 October 2020.

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 and experienced forensic experts and document examiners from border police, police forces and forensic laboratories and prosecutors (one third of participants).

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