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Course Summary

This course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credits by Missouri POST, American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)

Who Should Take This Course

  • Law Enforcement Patrol Officers/ Supervisors
  • Detectives and Investigators
  • Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Coroners
  • Interested Students 

The course is designed to lead the medicolegal and police investigator through the proper understanding and practice of an external body exam on the scene for collecting and documenting time-sensitive facts and evidence.

This is an online video training and is designed to be interactive with students by random quizzes and a final exam. Student login and time are tracked per student to verify the time spent in the course if needed.   Testing cannot be done until the videos are watched.  Many of the videos have a unique symbol or picture that will appear prominently in the video and is part of the test questions, this will ensure the video has been watched. Certificates will only be available for print after the successful completion of the course material. 

Each certificate will indicate that it was an online training and will note the approval control number and the CLEE hours given.


Course Fee

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Course Introduction and Welcome

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    • Content Integrity and Copyright Notice

    • Content and Copyright Notice Acknowledgment

    • Welcome to your new course

  • 02

    External Body Exam and Documentation

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    • Section introduction

    • External Body Exam and Documentation Part 1

    • External Body Exam and Documentation Part 2

    • Quiz: External Body Exam

  • 03

    Body Exam Demonstrations

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    • External Body Exam Demonstration of an Adult (8 minutes)

    • External Body Exam Demonstration of an infant (10 minutes)

  • 04

    Basic Anatomy and Physiology

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    • Understanding Basic Anatomy and Physiology

    • Basic Anatomy Charts and Diagrams

  • 05

    Drawing Body Fluids for Toxicology

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    • Introduction to Toxicology Fluid Draws

    • Fluid Draw Demonstrations

    • Quiz: Drawing Fluids for Toxicology

  • 06

    Post Mortem Temperaures

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    • Obtaining and Documenting Post-Mortem Body Temperature

    • Understanding Algor Mortis

  • 07

    Obtaining Post-Mortem Fingerprints

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    • Obtaining Inked Fingerprints

    • Obtaining Digital Fingerprints

  • 08

    Reading and Resources

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    • Missouri CLEE Request


  • I’m not currently in this field, can I still take the course?

    Yes. This course is open to students who are wanting to enter the field of death investigation as well as working professionals. It is our goal to help you prepare for the job you are wanting by providing nationally accepted training.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the course material for six months. This, however, does not take into account natural disasters or a major interruption in business.

  • Do we get a certificate at the end?

    The course is an all-inclusive course. So, each student will receive a certificate at the end of all course work denoting credits and approval numbers along with the date of completion.

  • What if I want to talk to someone before I register?

    If you have other questions, please email us or call our academy directly at 1-888-556-0177.


Darren Dake is a law enforcement professional with over 30 years’ experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigation. Darren has worked in both the law enforcement realm of investigations as well as in the role of senior investigator with the Coroner’s office for over 20 years. This combined investigative experience has uniquely established Darren as an expert in investigations which allows him to consult and teach internationally on investigation practices and procedures.

Darren Dake, D-ABMDI, CI, CCI

Senior Instructor