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In addition to Seminar Programs, The CDITC offers cost effective distance learning in order to provide the highest quality training to criminal defense investigators.

CDI 101 DL – The Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation – This course presents the Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation in a comprehensive format designed to address the training needs of new or experienced investigators.  The basic philosophy of criminal defense investigation and theory of investigative critical thinking are examined, as is the concept of reasonable doubt.  Case Review & Analysis, Defendant Interview, Crime Scene Inspection, Impeachment Background Investigation, Witness Interviews & Statements, Report Writing & Testifying. 


Textbook:  Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Component Method, By Brandon A. Perron, 1998, Morris Publishing. 


* Satisfies the Academic Requirement for the CDITC 

Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator - CCDI    designation.

Course Details:  The training has been categorized into four assignments. Each assignment is followed by a multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the assignment section you must call the training coordinator to request a test. The test will be emailed to you. You must notify the training coordinator upon receipt of the test. At that time you will be given 24 hours to complete the test and return it to the CDITC for correction. All tests are open book. A one page essay is also required as part of Assignment 2. The final exam involves a 3-5 page scholarly paper addressing the role of the criminal defense investigator. You have 12 weeks to complete the program. Extensions are available upon request. Upon successful completion of the course of study a Certificate of Training will be provided.

Training Fees:   $ 450.00 

Three (3) Easy Payments:

1st Payment:    $ 150.00 - includes tests 1 & 2.

2nd Payment:   $ 150.00 - includes tests 3 & 4.

Final Payment: $ 150.00 - includes Final/Scholarly Paper. *


Special Discounted one time fee: 


$ 375.00 


* Payable at time of applicationAdditional member discounts do not apply. 


The program of study includes the textbook, “Uncovering Reasonable Doubt - The Component Method", link to video presentation "Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Seminar" (1 hour), assignment-training documents, research source, and testing. Successful completion satisfies the CCDI academic requirements. Recommended to those seeking certification but are unable to attend the 2 day training program.


Pay Online via Credit Card or Send Check or Money Order to the following:  CDITC, 416 SE Balboa Avenue, Suite 2, Stuart, FL 34994


Mastercard/Visa, AMEX, and Discover Accepted via Paypal.   

No Refunds upon receipt of training materials.         


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CDI 202 DL – Forensic Interviewing for the Criminal Defense Investigator – This course introduces the concepts of FTER - Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery.  The study regiment builds upon and enhances theories and concepts of investigative interviewing covered in the introductory Component Method training.  Investigative interviewing discussed as it relates to the process of criminal defense.  Practical issues, such as the significance of sworn statements and witness interviewing strategies, are covered, as are the purpose and theory behind Kinesic interviewing, cognitive interviewing, standard law enforcement interviews, and visual imagery techniques.  Other practical and theoretical issues relevant to the role of the criminal defense investigator are also addressed.  The significance of interviewing to obtain “testimonial evidence”  from a forensic perspective is emphasized.


Textbook:  Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery - The FTER Method, by Brandon A. Perron, 2011, Morris Publishing.

Upon successful participants are eligible to apply for the CFI-FTER designation, recognizing that they are certified in the FTER method. 


* Satisfied the requirement for the CDITC


Course Details: The training has been categorized into two practical learning assignments. Each assignment will be evaluated by the instructor. The questions from the textbook must also be answered in essay format and submitted for grading. The final exam involves a 100 question multiple choice/true or false test. The test will be emailed to you and must be completed within 24 hours. All tests are open book. You have 8 weeks to complete the program. Extensions are available upon request. Upon successful completion of the course of study a Certificate of Training will be provided. A passing score of 80 % is required to earn the designation of CDITC Certified FTER Forensic Interviewer (CFI-FTER).

Training Fee: $ 300.00

Two (2) Easy Payments

1st Payment: $ 150.00 - Due Upon Enrollment

2nd Payment: $ 150.00 - Due prior to Final Exam.*

Special Discounted one time fee:

$ 275.00

* Payable at time of applicationAdditional member discounts do not apply. 

The program of study includes the FTER textbook, assignment-training documents, study notes, and testing.

Pay Online via Credit Card or Send Check or Money Order to the following; CDITC, 416 SE Balboa Avenue, Suite 2, Stuart, FL 34994

Mastercard/Visa, AMEX, and Discover Accepted via Paypal.

No refunds upon receipt of training materials.  

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The CDITC demands learning participants and partners to provide detailed answers reflecting unique individual thoughts.  Teams may be formed to complete projects and facilitate scenario based learning.  Discussion among participants may be encouraged for open books assignments and testing processes.  However, answers are not to be shared and must reflect the participant’s unique understanding and thoughts. Essay submissions that are identical or substantially similar to another participant’s work product will be disqualified.    While group discussion and problem solving is encouraged, learning to think and work independently is part of the training and educational process. Cheating or plagiarism in any form is considered a serious violation and may result in disciplinary action.

Special Discount - Component Method - Distance Learning


Forensic Interviewing - Distance Learning


Payment Plan - Distance Learning - Component Method


Payment Plan - Distance Learning - FTER Method


If applicable, 10% member discounts will be applied via emailed invoice allowing for Paypal/Credit Card payment options. 
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As professional legal investigators and expert consultants, continuing education is important.  For over 25 years we have strived to improve ourselves and further our profession.  We have authored multiple books and dozens of published articles, and a distance learning correspondent course.  We are now expanding to offer distance learning video on-demand courses.  All of our resources are connected to this website.

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Dean and Karen Beers
Associates in Forensic Investigations


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