Medicolegal Death Investigator Certification
The Medicolegal Death Investigator certificate is designed to give the graduate a recognized credential that can translate into greater recognition within their respective field. Successful completion of the exam demonstrates the student has an understanding of the death investigation process and has met the minimum knowledge standard. The scope of knowledge for the certification exam is defined in the National Institute of Justice publication Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator.
This certification is intended to fill a gap in certification and basic knowledge of death investigation not previously available. Many professionals working death investigation or those wanting to enter the field of death investigation do not yet qualify for the Registry Certification of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators ABMDI. Therefore no standardized minimum knowledge certificate exists.
The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators ABMDI
The Medicolegal Death Investigator Certification is not associated with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, ABMDI. It is the goal of this certification to move students through the development of skills and experience toward the qualifications of acceptance into the ABMDI certification process. When a certified investigator achieves Registry Certification through ABMDI all future certification will be governed through ABMDI.
How this exam was developed
D-ABMDI, CI, CCI
Coroner, Ada County Idaho
Common Trauma Expert, Author, and International Trainer
Executive Officer at San Diego County (CLERB)
Supervising Criminalist, Wisconsin
How the test will be reviewed and updated
The exam is a proctored exam administered through a third party testing agency. The exam is a three-hour timed examination consisting of 225 questions cover numerous categories.
- Communication and Interaction
- Ethics and Professional
- Identifying Evidence
- Investigating Death
- Job-Related Stress
- Scientific Knowledge
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Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations.
MLDI online Academy is a Nationally Accredited online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other coroner training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities for live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program, and a unique private Facebook group open only to students of Coroner School™ where everyone can interact and ask questions.
MLDI online Academy is a six-week guided course with certified instructors. However, at the end of the six weeks, you still have access to all videos, downloadable material, and the private Facebook group. You can return to the online school anytime to finish up the courses or as a refresher in certain topic areas.
The Death Investigation Training Academy was founded to play an integral role in the death investigation community. The need for quality accredited training is in short supply and high demand. Using a combination of classroom training, live on site scenario exercises, and web-based training, the Death Investigation Training Academy is filling the need of 21st-century investigators.