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Traffic Crash Reconstruction   


Traffic Crash Reconstruction builds upon IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course by assisting you further in understanding vehicle dynamics. You will take part in a more intense study of time/distance calculations, two-dimensional momentum and impact speed calculations using momentum equations.

Topics Include

  • Derivation and origin of the commonly used speed formulas
  • Speed of vehicles at impact using conservation of linear momentum
  • Behavior of vehicles in a collision using Newton’s three laws of motion
  • Discussions of commercial vehicle and motorcycle dynamics in collisions
  • The determination of direction of travel, initial contact and position of vehicles on the roadway

This course includes extensive project work to give you first hand experience in crash reconstruction. Each student will be required to diagram and analyze several different crash scenarios as well as complete vector sum analysis of each.


Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators and graphic designers

Course Length

80 hours


Because of the highly technical subject matter, it is mandatory for you to have successfully completed IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation (80 hours) course or its equivalent.

What to Bring


  • Scientific calculator
  • Compass


  • Three-ring binder (1 1/2")


For Florida Officers, this course will not qualify for Salary Incentive Credit for FDLE course "Traffic Accident Reconstruction."

ACTAR Information

An accredited individual may retake IPTM’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction course for ACTAR continuing education units only once every five years (after their initial five year accreditation period) for the purpose of updating their skills.

Courses in the Series




What Our Students Are Saying

  • "I previously took a [competitor] class and hated it. This in comparison was so much better. The instructors aren't here to "show off" how much they know, but actually help us better understand what we're doing." - Trooper J.D.
  • “In five years of engineering education and high school math, I never understood laws of cosine, etc. until the instructor explained it simply. I’ve always just relied on memorizing formulas: now I understand why and how they work. Thank you!” – C.P.
  • “Both instructors showed great patience and explained course material in a way that made it easy to understand.” – A.A.
  • “I liked the projects. I thought they were challenging enough to reinforce what we were learning.” – D.A.
  • “Open atmosphere to ask questions and have meaningful discussions.” – T.C.
  • “Really brings the previous two courses together and builds mathematical confidence.” – G.D.
  • “Lesson plans were well laid out. Instructor explained things well and made things easy to understand.” – J.L.
  • “Instructors were well prepared and knowledgeable of the topic.” – Anon.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.





Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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