The DEA Training Academy offers a three-week Forensic Science training program conducted in cooperation with the Office of Forensic Sciences. The course is designed for newly-hired Forensic Chemists. The course provides an orientation to DEA with most of the technical laboratory functions taught “on-the-job” in the individual DEA laboratories. Principal topics covered are laboratory operations, evidence processing and sampling, hazardous waste disposal, law, fingerprinting, pharmacology, and regulated drugs and chemicals under the Controlled Substances Act (Title 21). After completing this three-week course, Forensic Chemists are given a one-week Clandestine Laboratory Basic Certification Course at Camp Upshur, Quantico, Virginia.