Forensic Science Education through RTI

The Center for Forensic Sciences at RTI International supports the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Victims of Crime and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in developing and delivering online education for forensic scientists and managers.

Although frequently unable to attend regional or national meetings, practicing forensic professionals must stay current with best practices in their fields. RTI's online courses give forensic professionals access to a wide variety of subject matters with impressive depth and applicability. Each instruction module contains approximately one hour of instructional content and is delivered on-line to facilitate course attendance and completion. The rich content courses are delivered in a live setting, in addition to on-demand, self-paced instruction. Upon completion, attendees receive a certificate of completion.  Where appropriate, RTI's courses are accredited.

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Forensic Science Continuing Education Tracks at West Virginia University

The Forensic Science Initiative program is completely online, and offers a number of courses for professionals working in forensic toxicology.  Courses include Fundamentals of Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Mass Spectrometry, Perspectives in Expert Testimony and Ethics in Forensic Science.

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Borkenstein Drug Course

September 22-26, 2014
Philadelphia, PA
The Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19406

The Borkenstein Drug Course covers topics related to the pharmacology of drugs and their effects on psychomotor performance and driving. This program has been growing in popularity since it was started in 2002, and has drawn attendees from more than forty states. We have responded to student feedback on the course content and have added lectures on “Bath Salts” and synthetic cannabinoids on driving performance and field sobriety tests.

While matching the atmosphere of Bloomington is difficult, this wonderful venue fits the bill. Located in historic Old City Philadelphia adjacent to Penn's Landing and lots of colonial-era attractions such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Christ Church. Gourmet restaurants and shopping are all just a few steps away. Note: Information about the Borkenstein Course Hotel Room Block will be given to students upon registration. 

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