Two investigators on a crime scene investigation with a covered body, a shoe and a gun in the forest.

These online Continuing Education Certificate Programs are comprised of 5 courses each 60 hours and 6 weeks in length and intended to provide expertise to individuals who are currently employed in law enforcement. These online courses can be taken individually for credit or all five for a certificate in Death Investigation.

The instructor will guide each student through the investigative process in which an investigator must know in order to properly deal with Basic Death Investigations, Forensic procedure, Major Case interviewing, Basic Crime reconstruction and Statement Analysis. Each course will contain case studies, forum discussions and written lectures.

  • Purpose: provide continuing educational offerings to professionals working in criminal investigation to detect and provide the evidence needed to prosecute criminals.
  • Entrance Requirements/ Prerequisites: currently employed in Law Enforcement or related field.


Course NumberClassDates
CJC 9003Basic Death Investigationsto be announced
CJC 9004Forensic Procedures and Evidenceto be announced
CJC 9005Major Case Interviewingto be announced
CJC 9002Basic Crime Reconstructionto be announced
CJC 8979Investigative Statement Analysisto be announced

Student Registration Information:

  • North Carolina Sworn Officers tuition exemption applies.
  • Out-of-state tuition is $180.00 per class
  • All Law Enforcement Continuing Education students who will be registering for online classes must complete the online Student Information Form.
  • Once you have completed and submitted the form, you will receive an email confirming your registration.
    This process is not automatic and may take 1-2 business days to complete.

Contact Us

Pat Staggs
BLET QA / Instructional Specialist
(828) 694-1878

M.C. Gaylord
CE Program Specialist / LE Support
(828) 694-1779

Philip Hosmer
Interim Dean of Public Safety Training
(828) 694-1834