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Traffic Crash Reconstruction - Level II   

Learn the latest theories and methodologies of crash reconstruction and expand your knowledge of the principles of collision analysis in this advanced course. We will explore topics that have previously received limited coverage, as well as many new ones. While the course can be thought of as “in-service” training for traffic crash reconstructionists, ACTAR candidates will also find it beneficial.

We will review the mathematical equations that are used in conjunction with crash data to interpret how a collision occurred. Emphasis will be placed upon skid characteristics, spin analysis, critical speed yaw analysis and friction. The concepts of time-distance, uniform circular motion, pole impacts, and conservation of linear momentum are just a few of the topics that will be covered.

As part of the course, you will be required to complete several in-class projects and a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary project designed to reinforce the class material.

Topics Include

  • Using geometry, trigonometry and selected mathematical topics as needed
  • Dynamics, kinematics, and Newton’s Laws of Motion as vector equations
  • Drag/acceleration factor testing and determination
  • Critical speed yaw analysis
  • Important differences between CSY and spin analysis
  • Time-distance analysis
  • Pole and narrow object impacts
  • Applications of conservation of linear momentum
  • Fundamentals of rollover crash reconstruction
  • Uniform projectile motion and airborne speed analysis


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

Course Length

40 hours


You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction course, or its equivalent.

ACTAR Information

IPTM's Traffic Crash Reconstruction - Level II course is eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Great class! It helped me expand and sharpen my tool set!” – Deputy N.H
  • “Mike’s knowledge of what he is teaching is top notch. He takes the time to thoroughly explain each topic and welcomes any/all questions which is huge. The project portion is a huge help and Mike helps us make sure we fully understand what we are doing and how we get our answers. Great instructor!” – Lead Inv. D.S.
  • "This was a great class overall and I thoroughly enjoyed these instructors. They made it fun and I learned plenty" –  State Trooper C.W.




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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