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Traffic Crash Reconstruction - Level II (Online)   

Online instructor-led course conducted over five consecutive weeks.

You must register at least 7 days before the start date if you're in the US and 14 if you're outside the US. International students may also incur additional shipping fees.

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

Audience

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

Prerequisite(s)

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

Online Details

Online environment: This course is interactive, instructor-led, and divided into weekly modules. At the end of each week, the current module will close and a new module will open. This way, the entire class progresses through the materials together, just like classroom training. There are no provisions for you to skip modules or work ahead of the rest of the class.

This is not a self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments each week by the deadlines posted within the course. Hence, you must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion. You should plan to dedicate an average of five to eight hours per week to the course activities.

The instructors will be available by email and on discussion boards throughout the course. They will be your guides and will assist you with questions and advanced discussions at every step along the way.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required. Some assignments will require you to upload a scanned or photographed project.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

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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 info@iptm.org 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. Ground transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Special rates have been negotiated at select hotels in Jacksonville for IPTM students. For more information, please visit our Locations/Lodging page or call us at (904) 620-4786.