Live IAPE Classes

Live Two Day Course

A two day comprehensive evidence training class offered across the U.S. and taught by evidence professionals. 

Complete Online Classes

Online Course

The IAPE Property and Evidence Management video Course is approximately 14 hours in length and is available for 30 days.


NEW! Supervisor Course

This course was developed for supervisors and or any potential supervisors of the property and evidence unit.


World Class Training in “Best-Practices” For Evidence & Property Room Management

Taught by current and former law enforcement officials with extensive real-world experience in management of property and evidence. All training topics address best business practices and professional standards.

IAPE Training Course Includes

  • Sexual Assault Handling
  • DNA Storage Issues
  • Audits and Inventories
  • Documentation
  • Packaging Standards
  • Design Criteria
  • Shelving / Lockers
  • Space Utilization
  • Bar Codes
  • Firearms Handling
  • Drug and Narcotics Handling
  • Money Safeguards
  • Purging Guidelines
  • Evidence Auction & Diversion Procedures
  • Bio-Hazards / HAZMAT Materials
  • Disposal Procedures
  • Liabilities / Case Studies
  • Accreditation / Certification
  • Security

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Live Classes

IAPE Training Class
We offers dozens of classes per year across the U.S. and Canada. This two-day course is ideal for those responsible for, or actively involved in, the operation, supervision or management of a Property and Evidence Unit.

Online Classes

Online classes video

This is a great option for people who are looking to obtain evidence training but are unable to attend a live class due to time limitations and travel costs. There are two class options; a full course class and individual classes.


The Full online course class option is a great choice if you want much of the same training as the Live classes but without the travel and time away from the department. The IAPE Property and Evidence Management video Course is approximately 14 hours in length and was prepared by Law Enforcement Personnel for Law Enforcement personnel. Completion of the course meets the training requirements for becoming a Certified Property and Evidence Specialist (CPES).

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Below is a listing of our individual class options for those who may have limited time and want to get specific training in the most needed areas within the evidence room.

• Audits and Inventories: This video provides material useful to Property Room personnel as well as Auditors regarding the preparation for and procedure of conducting an audit of the Property Room. Additionally you will also learn various aspects of conducting inventories and how they differ from audits.

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• Security:  This video focuses on the best ways to secure your Property Room as well as common mistakes that you should avoid. You will also learn about many types of products and procedures which will enhance the security of your facility. INCLUDES SPECIAL BONUS VIDEO ON ELECTRONIC SECURITY.

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• Documentation, Chain of Custody and Automation:  These 2 video modules provide an understanding of the Chain of Custody within the property room, along with an overview of the various internal controls needed to properly track and manage you evidence when it leaves your department for court, crime lab or out for investigations . Additionally, the video also discusses the advantages of automating the tracking process, Found Property and Property for Safekeeping.

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Evidence Management for Supervisors


This one-day Property and Evidence Management training class is tailored specifically for supervisors. The course was developed for anyone that is assuming the responsibility of the property and evidence unit. The focus is to help supervisors to significantly improve and enhance their expertise and overall confidence in managing and maintain both evidence room personnel and the overall success of their property units processes and procedures.

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• Supervisor Focused: We provide targeted topics and discussion that help make you a successful property room supervisor in both managing people and evidence. Interact with your classmates to come up with a solution to a problem, how to deal with a non-productive employee and more.

• Managing Staff: Learn about personality types, leadership traits, emotional intelligence, how to deal with performance management issues to improve employee performance.

• Audit and Evaluation: Prevent crises before they happen and how to audit and evaluate your own operations and systems for continued success.

• Crisis Management: You will not only learn how to prevent crisis, but be given the tools and skills to consider when you're in the middle of a crisis.

• Investigative Process:  Property investigative processes when dealing with missing guns, drugs and money (criminal vs administrative clearing of UTL).

• FREE Property & Evidence by the Book | 2nd Edition (electronic version) 


Online Class Features & Benefits


Up to 14 Course Hours

Taught by industry experts

1 Year IAPE Membership

1 Year Evidence Log Access

Premiere Digital Evidence Magazine for Law Enforcement

IAPE Newsletter

Evidence News & trends, upcoming classes and more

Discounts Off Addl. Classes


Full or Individual Course

Taught by Recognized experts in the field, with professional and academic credentials

No Travel Costs

Take at Your Own Pace

Quickly Revisit/Review Topics

30 Days of FULL Access

Certification Possible w/ Completion of Full Course

Live Classes Features & Benefits


Two Days of Training

Taught by industry experts

Course Materials

Workbook, course outline, example materials and more.

1 Year IAPE Membership

1 Year Evidence Log Access

Premiere Digital Evidence Magazine for Law Enforcement

IAPE Newsletter

Evidence News & trends, upcoming classes and more

Discounts Off Addl. Classes


Live Instructor Interaction

Recognized experts in the field, with professional and academic credentials

Interaction With Peers

Extensive Q&A Opportunities

Vendor Software Demonstrations

Real-World Examples

Certificate of Attendance

FAQ : IAPE Classes

  • Do I have to be a member in
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    Yes, the cost of a class for a non-member includes a one-year membership to IAPE and all benefits included. You can find more information on what the Property and Evidence Training Class entails or to see our latest schedule and register online here.
  • How often does IAPE offer classes? +

    IAPE generally offers about 25 – 30 classes each year throughout the United States and Canada. Check back often, as we add classes throughout the year. If you would like to request a class in your area, or for your department, please contact us. Be sure to add your name to our email list to be kept informed of new classes and changes.
  • Can a student pay on the day
    of the class? +

    The class must be paid in-full by registration the first day. We accept credit cards, checks, cash or money orders. You may pay online any time before the class. If you pay online within 48 hours of the class, please bring your online payment confirmation for verification.
  • I don't see a class coming to my area, is it possible to request one? +

    Contact us to discuss the possibility of adding a class for your city/area or department. We can also offer onsite classes exclusively for an agency or department, based on a minimum number of attendees.
  • What forms of payment do you accept? +

    IAPE accepts checks and most all major credit cards online (through Paypal). Purchase orders can be included with your invoice (see the online registration form for more details).
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Online Classes - System Requirements

  • Windows 7+ | Mac OS 10.5+
  • 2 GB RAM  or more
  • Windows Media, Quicktime, Flash Player
  • 2GB of Free Hard Drive Space
  • DSL or Higher Internet Speeds
  • Supported Browers: IE7 + | FireFox | Mozilla | Safari | Chrome







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Individual Certification Available

Certification as either a Certified Property and Evidence Specialist (CPES) or a Corporate Certified Property and Evidence Specialist (CCPES) is available to IAPE members who meet the requirements.

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Departmental Accreditation Available

A review of a law enforcement agency’s property and evidence systems by recognized experts in the field of property room management. Official IAPE designation as an “IAPE Accredited Property Room” after a thorough assessment by experts in the field.

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IAPE Training Client Quotes

  • "The class provided me with many ideas to achieve better evidence management practices. I plan to attend future classes with IAPE"
    Bedford VA Police Dept. Excellent Training & Learning Experience!
  • "I am a second time student and I still gained so much regarding managing the most critical items in a
    Brantford Police Service - L. Bell Biological, Firearms, Drugs, Money
  • "The education provided regarding the importance of the property room and doing it right was excellent!"
    Toronto Police Service - M. Moffat Doing it Right
  • "This class is packed full of relevant evidence techniques, storage and practices"
    HCC Tampa - C. Marshall Techniques & Procedures
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IAPE Scholarship Program

Need training but tight budgets and limited funding holding you back?

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