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 courses are the instructors live and interactive in?

This course is designed in such a way that one or more instructors will  3-4 times throughout 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.

What is the refund policy?

Students will receive a full refund of tuition to the online MDI training program prior to the start of the course. However, if a student has begun the course, the following refund policy will be in place.
Should a student cancel enrollment after the three (3) business day cancelation period, the school will provide a fair and equitable refund formula. The refund formula is as follows:
Refund Example:

  • 10% course completion is 90% Refund
  • 25% course completion is 75% Refund

*No refund will be given after 30 days or if completion is 50% or more*

What if I need to extend access to the course?

If you have not completed your course within the 6-month access period and would like to renew or extend the time you can do that for $300 which will extend your access for another 180 days.  You will need to email the request for an extension and work with student support to get that done.