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. 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



Basic Death Investigation Certificate Program:

Course Number Class Dates

CJC 9003

Basic Death Investigations

August 5, 2019 – September 15, 2019

CJC 9004 Forensic Procedures and Evidence October 7, 2019 – November 10, 2019
CJC 9005 Major Case Interviewing December 16, 2019 – January 26, 2020
CJC 9002 Basic Crime Reconstruction February 10, 2020  - March 22, 2020
CJC 8979 Investigative Statement Analysis May 4, 2020 – June 14, 2020




    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.


    Contact Us


    Pat Staggs
    BLET QA / Instructional Specialist

    (828) 694-1878


    M.C. Gaylord
    CE Program Specialist / LE Support
    (828) 694-1779


    Philip Hosmer
    Interim Dean of Public Safety Training
    (828) 694-1834