In order to provide the highest quaility education to investigators across the country, The CDITC has developed and made available The Component Method course of study as a distance learning program.

The Component Method has been adopted as the basic philosophy and methodology for training and education of criminal defense investigators. We believe that by establishing a standard we are able to promote a sense of unification within the discipline. The completion of a training program certifying the investigator in the Component Method is a requirement for CDITC Board Certification. Applicants seeking to become a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator must successfully complete an accredited course of study in the Component Method. This distance program is fully accredited by the CDITC and is equal to a forty (40) hour course of study in accordance with the Board Certification requirement.