Medicolegal Death Investigation

Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. 

“Informative and well structured. Meeting a national need for standardized training.”
Terri Armenta
Forensic Science Academy
“Awesome! One of the most informative courses on death investigation I have been to.”
Don Barrett
Missouri Coroner


Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

This online academy is a six week guided course with certified instructors. However, at the end of the six weeks you still have access to all videos and downloadable material. You can return to the online school anytime to finish up the courses or as a refresher in certain topic areas.


Current tuition cost for Death Investigation Academy is $795
Giving you full unrestricted access to the Online Academy.
**Price includes all manuals, eTexts, and downloadable reference material.

Topics Covered

  • Scene Management
  • Scene Investigation
  • Evidence Collection
  • Scene Documentation
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Collecting Fluids
  • Specific Death Types
  • Personal Development
  • Death in Differing Cultures
  • and much, much , more

School Design

  • Video Training
  • Additional Reading
  • Downloadable Material
  • Topic and Section Testing
  • Instructor Interactions
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Long Term Access
  • Certification Exam

Why this School

  • Nationally Approved
  • 40+ hours of Training
  • ABMDI Education Credits
  • Investigation Specific
  • Hybrid Content LE/C
  • Downloadable Material
  • Access to Instructors
  • Taught by working professionals
  • Open to non-working students

Starting Dates

The MLDI Online Academy is offered several times per year. Students will enroll in advance and all start at the same time. Current scheduled start dates:

  • Jan 19, 2019
  • March 9, 2019
  • May 11, 2019
  • July 13, 2019
  • Sept 14, 2019
  • Nov 09, 2019


I’m not currently in this field, can I still take the course?

Yes.  This course is open to students who are wanting to enter the field of death investigation as well as working professionals.  It is our goal to help you prepare for the job you are wanting by providing nationally accepted training.

How long do I have access to the  course?

You will have access to the course for  at least one year. After one year it is not guaranteed  the course will be available. This however does not take into account natural  disasters or a major interruption in business.

What if I can’t make the live instructor interaction segments, can I watch them later? 

Yes. Each live interaction training will be recorded and you can watch at anytime.

What courses are the instructors live and interactive in?

This courses is designed in such a way that one or more instructors will be live on opening day and 3-4 more times through out the following six weeks.  These are not tied to any particular course or set of courses, but rather at regular intervals  during  the first six weeks.

Do we get a certificate for each course, or one at the end?

The Coroner School™ / Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator course is an all inclusive course. So, each student will receive  a certificate at the end of the all course work. 

How do I become certified after taking the course?

After you have completed the course you will be given an option to take the certification examination. This is an optional online exam given by a third party testing company and taken at a proctor exam location such as a college or library. 

Does the Coroner School offer anything like student grants or any financial assistance?

No, at this time we do not have any financial  assistance available. 

What if I want to talk to someone before I register?

If you have other questions, please email us here or call our academy directly at 1-888-556-0177.

Do you have a payment plan option?

Yes. We offer a 3-month payment plan option available during registration.