Medicolegal Death Investigator Course

Death Investigation Online Academy is designed  for both entry level students and working professionals. We give you the training you need to work death investigations properly. This course is perfect for Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and entry level students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. 

“The Death Investigation Training Academy has been instrumental in me getting a job in the field of Medicolegal Death investigations”
Amanda Beasler
“Informative and well structured. Meeting a national need for standardized training.”

Terri Armetna
Forensic Science Academy


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.

Students have extended access to all training material to come back to and review when needed as the course is completed. In addition students maintain access and contact information to instructors within the discussion communities and email for future questions or consultations.


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

School Design

Why this School

Starting Dates

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

What a few students had to say about the course.

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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 six months. After six months 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.