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​October 26 - November 6, 2020

8 am to 5 pm each day

FOP State Lodge

8400 Alcott Street

Westminster, CO 80031

$850 per person if registered before September 26, 2020. 

$950 per person after September 26, 2020.

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​The longest standing continuously offered CDR Data Analyst course available offers the collision reconstructionist who has completed the basic CDR Technician Course further insight into the function of the automobile Event Data Recorder (EDR) function or subcomponent, its history and evolution as well as expanded interpretation skills enabling the application of a Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Tool generated report to a situationally complete crash reconstruction.

Using traditional reconstruction techniques such as momentum applications, an understanding of delta-V and PDOF and admissibility hearing issues unique to this technology as the basis for the course objectives, the CDR Data Analyst Certification course is both a natural extension of the CDR Technician training and an expansion of a reconstructionist’s skill set.  Activity in this course is focused on reading, understanding and applying a CDR report to a normal, situationally complete reconstruction.

Current content of the CDR Data Analyst’s Course covers the very latest in crash data from GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Suzuki, BMW, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz and others through the latest version of the CDR Tool software.

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Terms and conventions the potential CDR Data Analyst may not be familiar with that are specific to this technology including crash pulse data recording strategies, and CDR System software function (hexadecimal data to plain language and CDR report format basics). Significant detail includes the impact of 49CFR563 on the crash data that is and is not available.
Manufacturer specific information always including the latest coverage for the various manufacturers as supported by the latest version of the CDR Tool software.
Many practical and relevant hands on exercises including integral calculus applications for recorded crash pulse data (bring a laptop!), tire size change calculations, closing velocity calculations, PDOF from crash data, PCM data analysis (finding the actual “moment of impact”) and more.

This course is conducted during a very full 40 hours over 5 days starting at 8am and ending at about 5:00PM/17:00hrs on the last day of the course.Given the volume of material, this course does not usually end earlier than 4:30PM (1630hrs) on the last day and may run later depending on the course flow relative to the involvement and interest level of the students in attendance.

Required equipment: a laptop computer with at least Adobe Acrobat Reader, a spreadsheet program (i.e.: Microsoft Office Excel), and a scientific calculator or the Window’s calculator installed. Ideally, administrative rights to the computer for full access to functions. Course materials and course projects are distributed digitally during the course to be read/worked on with your laptop. The CDR Tool hardware is not required for this course but having the latest version of the CDR software installed would be beneficial.

Lead Instructor: W. R. “Rusty” Haight – has taught CDR courses since the earliest Vetronix training seminar in 2000 and conducted CDR specific research used as part of the material in this course

​December 7 - 18, 2020

8 am to 5 pm each day

Whisper Creek Community Station

14360 W 89th Drive

Arvada, CO 80005

$950 per person if registered before November 7, 2020. 

$1050 per person after November 7, 2020.

2020 Classes

Traffic Collision Reconstruction (Level III)

Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Analyst Training

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Classes are continually being scheduled.  Check back often for new class offerings.


​Interested in hosting a class?  Contact us for more information.


At-Scene Collision Investigation (Level I) is the first level of instruction for entry level officers, investigators, and engineers.  This class will introduce strudents to the importance of a quality investigation using the following techniques: 

Identifying and documenting roadway evidence;

Report writing;

Skid-mark analysis;

Scale diagramming with new technologies such as photogrammetry, drones, and point clouds being introduced;

Colorado State Accident Report Form;

Identification of a vehicle in a side-slip or yaw;

Scene Photography;

Introduction to time and distance analysis in collision investigations;

Introduction to airborne equations.


All attendees will need to bring a laptop computer with an available USB port.  Course materials will be distributed electronically via a thumb drive. 

Additional: Lodging and meals are the responsibility of each student/agency.

​October 19-23, 2020

8 am to 5 pm each day

Pueblo Police Department

200 S. Main Street

Pueblo, CO 81003

FREE to Colorado POST certified officers.  

(Others who are not commissioned under Colorado POST may attend at $550 per person) 

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​November 12-13, 2020

8 am to 5 pm each day

FOP State Lodge

8400 Alcott Street

Westminster, CO 80031

$300 per person.  


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Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Technician

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The Advanced Technical Collision Investigation course is the second level of instruction for police officers, investigators and engineers who will be investigating automobile collisions.

Topics covered:

Time and distance analysis in automobile collision investigations

Linear perimeter measurements

Crush damage analysis

Vehicle dynamics

Occupant kinematics

Advanced airborne equations

Conservation of linear momentum

Introduction to automobile vs. pedestrian collision analysis


This course is designed for the police officer, investigator, engineer, or other person who responsible for critical automobile collision investigation and the analysis of those collisions.


A mandatory prerequisite for the course is At-Scene Collision Investigation (Level I) from an accredited source (AIRS, Northwestern, IPTM, etc.)


Students should expect substantial course work and projects to reinforce course instruction. 


All attendees will need to bring a laptop computer with an available USB port.  Course materials will be distributed electronically via a thumb drive. 

Additional: Lodging and meals are the responsibility of each student/agency.

​November 16-20, 2020

8 am to 5 pm each day

FOP State Lodge

8400 Alcott Street

Westminster, CO 80031

$675 per person.  


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Advanced Technican Collision Investigation (Level II)

At-Scene Collision Investigation (Level I)

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​The Bosch CDR Technician course is a 2-day course providing training on the use of the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval system to collect electronic data from event data recorders installed in vehicles.  Attendees will be instructed on the hardware of the system to include the CDR interface module, CDR 900, CDR 500, adapters and cables.  Attendees will be instructed in the most current version of the Bosch CDR software.  All attendees will complete images of data from vehicles through the diagnostic link connector and directly to the module.  All attendees will need to bring a laptop computer.  Attendees are not required to provide a Bosch CDR System for the course.​


All attendees will need to bring a laptop computer with an available USB port.  Course materials will be distributed electronically via a thumb drive. 

Additional: Lodging and meals are the responsibility of each student/agency.


Accident Investigation

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Reconstruction Specialists, Inc.

The Traffic Collision Reconstruction course is another level of instruction for police officers, investigators and engineers who will be investigating automobile collisions.

Topics covered:

Energy,

Time and Distance Analysis,

Formula Derivations,

Advanced Airborne Equations

Introduction to Commercial Motor Vehicle Collisions,

Event Data Recorder applications in Traffic Collision Reconstructions.


Each attendee works on several traffic collision reconstructions. During the course, attendees will apply the information learned from the At Scene Collision Investigation (Level I) and Advanced Technical Collision Investigation (Level II) and learn to reconstruct vehicle collisions to provide answers as to what happened during a collision. This course is designed for the police officer, investigator, engineer, or other person who responsible for critical automobile collision investigation and the analysis of those collisions.


Attendees will need to bring a scientific calculator to class as well as a laptop computer which has the ability to view ".pdf" files. Course materials will be provided electronically.


A mandatory prerequisite for the course is the successful completion of At-Scene Collision Investigation (Level I) and Advanced Technical Collision Investigation from an accredited source (AIRS, Northwestern, IPTM, etc.)


Students should expect substantial course work and projects to reinforce course instruction. Cost of the course is $1080 per person. Early registration fee is $950 if registered before November 7, 2020.


Additional: Lodging and meals are the responsibility of each student/agency.