Training is the key to success

Forensic DNA testing constantly evolves with new technologies, procedures, and requirements. To maintain success, DNA analysts must learn how to best adapt laboratory processes and improve their technical understanding of analysis procedures.

These requirements make training a top priority. Properly trained forensic scientists increase productivity, reduce downtime, and contribute to the laboratory's success. Whether you are validating new technologies and protocols or want to learn basic troubleshooting for specific applications, our integrated human identification training courses will help you to achieve your goals.

Specialized courses

We partner with the human identification community to provide specialized training on our Applied Biosystems™ validated reagents, instrumentation, and software. The HID University name indicates training opportunities in your region that are designed specifically for users of Applied Biosystems products validated for use in human identification applications.

Course title Location  
HID Casework Workflow Training
Thermo Fisher Scientific training facility Register
Customer facility
Basic GeneMapper ID-X Software Customer facility or online Register
Advanced GeneMapper ID-X Software Thermo Fisher Scientific training facility Register
Customer facility
Advanced 3500 Series Genetic Analyzer Customer facility Register
Quantifiler Trio and HID RT 1.2 Customer facility Register
Basic Converge Software Training Customer facility Register
Advanced Converge software training Customer facility Register

Number of days:  2


This two-day course provides comprehensive training on the features of Converge software, and in-depth training on performing data analysis with the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and/or  kinship modules.  Course content will focus on the module(s) that fit your laboratory needs.  Interactive lectures and hands-on exercises will provide detailed instruction on the following: 

Administrative features

Integration of software with Torrent Suite Software

Case dashboard

Batch dashboard

Audit dashboard

Case management

Kinship analysis

Precision ID data analysis

Analysis settings


Report generation