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ACTAR Test Preparation - Part 1 Only (Online)  

Presented entirely online, this course will assist you in preparing to take the theory portion (Part 1) of the ACTAR accreditation exam. It is suited for both crash reconstructionists and engineers.

You will watch a video lecture on each topic listed below and then take a quiz to check your understanding of the material. After all subject quizzes have been successfully completed, you will take a practice exam that is similar to the actual ACTAR theory exam.

Topics Include

  • Introduction to ACTAR
  • Mathematics/Trigonometry review
  • Airbornes
  • Momentum
  • Energy
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Evidence interpretation
  • Commercial motor vehicles
  • Time-Distance analysis
  • Speed from tire marks
  • Basic photography


Law enforcement, private crash reconstructionists, and engineers

Course Length

32 hours


This is the 32-hour theory portion of the ACTAR exam. If you wish, you may take the practical portion only, available with the 8-hour ACTAR Exam Preparation - Part 2 Only course, or the entire comprehensive review, available with the 40-hour ACTAR Exam Preparation - Comprehensive course.

Online Details

Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. You should plan to dedicate approximately 32 hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion.

Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum. The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may no longer have access.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer is required.

Related Courses

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.


ACTAR Test Preparation - Part 1 Only (Online)
    Ongoing Online    
Instructor:   Fee: $395.00
Note:  Log-in instructions will be included in the confirmation letter sent to the email address listed in the student profile. Students will have 30 days from the time of registration to complete the training.