Online Courses

Practitioners, educators, law enforcement personnel and the legal community require continuing education in the constantly advancing field of forensic science. Take advantage of our preeminent expert faculty to enhance your and your labs’ knowledge-base and skill-sets to stay abreast of novel developments in the field. With our comprehensive offering of engaging workshop and continuing education courses, online training courses, internships and certificate programs, you are sure to find a training opportunity to suit your needs. All of our professional development offerings provide you the chance to learn from dynamic faculty on unique topics as well as from internationally recognized leaders in their fields.

Featured Courses

Application of Cognitive Psychology to Forensic Science Improvement: 2021

This course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the application of cognitive psychology to the improvement of forensic science policy and practice. The course will cover the basics of cognitive psychology, its relevance to forensic science, relevant research, and consensus guidance documents. Topics will include: Basic Principles of Cognitive Psychology; Expertise and Cognition; Communication; People and Organizations; Forensic Science Improvement; and Resiliency and Secondary Trauma. The course will emphasize critical thinking and root-cause-analysis in the examination of current practices, case errors, research, and policy recommendations. The course will emphasize positive steps that can be taken to incorporate cognitive psychology research into practice....

ON-DEMAND Course
Registration Cost: $800 - $1,000

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Borkenstein Drug Course - In-Person: October 2023

We are pleased to announce that enrollment is open for a hybrid – in-person and simultaneous live online - version of the Robert F Borkenstein Course on “The Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior” October 16th - October 20th, 2023!

This registration is for the Live In-Person Version of the course.

Dates: October 16th - October 20th, 2023
Live In-Person Registration: $1500 per person, or $1,200 for groups discounts of 5 people or more.

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Borkenstein Drug Course - Virtual: October 2023

We are pleased to announce that enrollment is open for a hybrid – in-person and simultaneous live online - version of the Robert F Borkenstein Course on “The Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior” October 16th - October 20th, 2023!

This registration is for the Live Online Virtual Version of the course.

Dates: October 16th - October 20th, 2023
Live Virtual Registration: $1500 per person, or $1,200 for groups discounts of 5 people or more.

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Effective Use of Forensic Science in Police Investigation: Lessons from Wrongful Convictions

Criminal investigators increasingly rely on forensic evidence, but many observers claim that unreliable forensic science has contributed to wrongful convictions. When used effectively within a thorough investigation, forensic evidence can improve case outcomes and mitigate the risk of wrongful convictions. This webinar describes the interaction between investigators and forensic scientists in wrongful conviction cases and provides best practice insights that will be useful for the investigator or forensic scientist. Specific case studies will be used to illustrate issues related to crime scene investigation, effective communication, forensic technology, and misconduct....

Dates: This event originally occurred on November 9th, 2022 from 1pm – 3pm (EST). All presentations and materials have been archived for you to access as On-Demand content.
Registration: $125 per person

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Forensic Criminalistics Board Certification Preparation Course - Drug Chemistry

The Forensic Criminalistics Board Certification Preparation Course is a 16 module on-demand online course taught by professionals in the field that are certified in their area of study. The courses are taught by experienced criminalists with a collective practical perspective on forensic materials/trace analysis, drug chemistry, and serology/forensic biology....

On-Demand
Registration Cost: $1,000 - $1,500

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Forensic Criminalistics Board Certification Preparation Course - Molecular Biology

The Forensic Criminalistics Board Certification Preparation Course is a 16 module on-demand online course taught by professionals in the field that are certified in their area of study. The courses are taught by experienced criminalists with a collective practical perspective on forensic materials/trace analysis, drug chemistry, and serology/forensic biology....

On-Demand
Registration Cost: $1,000 - $1,500

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Forensic Toxicology Board Certification Prep Course

This 17 Module On-Demand online course consists of a combination of in-depth lectures, self-study, and practice exams covering all areas of the study curriculum that would comprise a forensic toxicology certification examination. Each module is provided to you by experts in their respective fields. Topics covered include drug and alcohol effects, pharmacokinetics, analytical techniques, quality assurance, and interpretation of drug findings. This course ensures mastery of the presented material and guides future learning efforts....

On-Demand
Registration Cost: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lessons Learned from Seized Drug Errors in Wrongful Convictions

This webinar will provide a comprehensive discussion of wrongful convictions related to seized drug analysis. The session will examine case studies related to field drug testing, organizational deficiencies, and individual misconduct. The webinar will emphasize practical guidance to prevent future wrongful convictions....

Dates: This event originally occurred on September 14th, 2022 from 1pm – 3pm (EST). All presentations and materials have been archived for you to access as On-Demand content.
Registration: $125 per person

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Lessons Learned from Toxicology Errors in Wrongful Convictions

This webinar will provide a comprehensive discussion of wrongful convictions related to toxicological analysis. The session will examine case studies related to alcohol and drug testing, as well as postmortem toxicological analyses. The webinar will emphasize practical guidance to prevent Class I deficiencies and future wrongful convictions....

On-Demand: This event originally occurred on August 24th, 2022 from 1pm – 3pm (EST). All presentations and materials have been archived for you to access as On-Demand content.
Registration: $125 per person

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Pathology Fellows Training: In Person - 2023

We are pleased to announce that enrollment is open for the 2022 Pathology Fellows In-Person Training session! This program designed for forensic pathologists and toxicologists includes 3 days of classroom-based sessions that provide an overview of basic forensic toxicology principles, general pharmacokinetics, and takes a deeper dive into the pharmacology and toxicology of the major drugs classes associated with drug caused and related deaths.

This registration is for the Live In-Person Version of the course.

Dates: September 11th - 14th, 2022
Live In-Person Registration: $1500 per person.

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