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Death Investigation Certificate Programs


These online Continuing Education Certificate Programs are comprised of 5 courses each 60 hours and 6 weeks in length and intended to provide expertise to individuals who are currently employed in law enforcement. These online courses can be taken individually for credit or all five for a certificate in Death Investigation.

The instructor will guide each student through the investigative process in which an investigator must know in order to properly deal with Basic Death Investigations, Forensic procedure, Major Case interviewing, Basic Crime reconstruction and Statement Analysis. After successful completion--students can enroll in the Advance Certificate Program. Each course will contain case studies, forum discussions and written lectures.

  • Purpose: provide continuing educational offerings to professionals working in criminal investigation to detect and provide the evidence needed to prosecute criminals.
  • Entrance Requirements/ Prerequisites: currently employed in Law Enforcement or related field.
  • North Carolina Sworn Officers tuition exemption applies.
  • Out-of-state tuition is $180.00 per class


2015 Schedule:

Advanced Death Investigation Certificate Program:

Students must complete all 5 courses in the Basic Certificate program before enrolling in the advanced program courses. These courses are limited to law enforcement personnel only.

Please make note of the term for each class. You will need this information to register.

 Course Number
 Class Dates Term Registration 
CJC 9026 Sexual Death Investigation February 16, 2015 - March 24, 2015 Spring
CJC 9027 Cold Case Homicide Investigations April 13, 2015 - May 24, 2015 Summer  
CJC 9028 Criminal Profiling June 8, 2015 - July 13, 2015 Summer  
CJC 9029 Crime Reconstruction August 3, 2015 - September 13, 2015 Fall
CJC 9030 Psychology of Death and Murder September 28, 2015 - November 8, 2015 Fall  


2015 Schedule to begin July 2015, dates to be posted—Check back soon!

Please make note of the term for each class. You will need this information to register.

Investigation Certificate Program:

 Course Number
 Class Dates  Term Registration
CJC 9003 Basic Death Investigations   Spring  
CJC 9004 Forensic Procedures and Evidence   Summer  
CJC 9005 Major Case Interviewing Summer  
CJC 9002 Basic Crime Reconstruction   Fall
CJC 8979 Investigative Statement Analysis   Fall  


Student Registration Information:

All Law Enforcement Continuing Education students who will be registering for online classes must complete the online Student Information Form.

Once you have completed and submitted the form, you will receive an email confirming your registration.
This process is not automatic and may take 1-2 business days to complete.

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Sherry Phillips
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