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The CDITC National

Criminal Defense Investigator Academy 

CDITC National Criminal Defense
 Investigation Academy
 Certification Course
September 9th-13th, 2019
Criminal Defense 
Investigation Academy

The Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (CDITC) Class 2019

5 day, 40-hour Criminal Defense Investigation Academy scheduled for Sept 9th-13th, 2019 on the Beach at the Marriott Courtyard, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Florida. 

Special CDITC Group Rate

09/08/19 to 09/14/19

Sunset Room $ 105.00 night

Oceanfront Room $ 135.00 night

Book your room now! 

Academy Instructors will provide lecture and media based training in general sessions and lead breakout teams in hands-on training.

This premier Criminal Defense Training Program consisted of  the following:

The Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation & Case Management

  •  Philosophy and Methodology of Investigation
  •  Law - Legal Defenses - Defense Theories
  •  Uncovering Reasonable Doubt Component Methods 1-6
    •   Forensic Case Review & Analysis
    •   The Defendant Interview
    •   Crime Scene Examination
    •   Impeachment/Background Inquiries
    •   Witness Interviews
    •   Report Writing & Testifying 

Certified Forensic Science Investigator Course - CFSI designation.  (test required) 

  • Using and Expert / Trace Evidence / The general crime scene
  • Latent Prints / Impression Evidence / Hands on developing a print, powder, glue
  • Forensic Photography & Applications 
  • Firearms - Types of firearms, ammo and evidence marks, Cartridges, Bullets, Casings, Primers, Powder Fired and Unfired

  • Blood detection/Blood Spatter – hour 3 is hands on, phenol, leuco, drips, (blue star)

Death Investigation Course - Special Program
Presented by Dean Beers, CCDI, CFI-FTER, CSFI, CLI

  • The Process of Injury Causation, Death Investigation and Autopsies
  • Learn the concepts and protocols of investigating injury causation and death, and protocols of the forensic autopsy and findings of the autopsy in the final report.  This will be an information packed and fast paced series of presentations.

Upon successful completion, all participants will have the opportunity to be recognized as a Criminal Defense Specialist.  Those who meet the qualifications are also eligible for the award of the CDITC Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI) designation and the CDITC Certified Forensic Science Investigator (CSFI) designation. 

CALL 772-288-1485 for more information!

Seating is limited


                                                                                                                    Early*    Member**

___Complete Program - 5 days/40 hours ---------------------      975.00    875.00    775.00       

___Component Method - 2 days/16 hours ------------ -------      395.00    355.00    315.00        

___Forensic Applications - 2 days/16 hours -----------------      395.00    355.00    315.00       

___Death Investigations - Dean Beers – 1 days/8 hours ----  195.00    175.00    155.00        




**CDITC, FALI, NCISS, NDIA, Military and Public Defender member rates


Monday            9:30 am-5:30 pm-Introduction, Component Method

Tuesday           9:30 am-5:30 pm-Component Method

Wednesday      9:30 am-5:30 pm-Forensic Applications

Thursday          9:30 am-5:30 pm-Forensic Applications

Friday               9:30 am-5:30 pm-Death Investigations, special guest instructor Dean Beers


Certificates of Training will be provided for the Academy and/or each program completed.

5 Day Program Early Registration Discount


2 Day Component Method Early Registration Discount


2 Day Forensic Applications Early Registration Discount


1 Day Death Investigation Early Registration


Membership Fee
Download and complete the registration form to your reserve your seat!  
The 2018 CDITC was a success!  Check out the photos and the agenda from this year and plan on attending in June 2019! 
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