Crime & Trauma Scene Cleanup / BioRecovery


Course Introduction:


FOR IN-PERSON TRAINING, click our “Schedule” button to see our upcoming three and a half-day course dates and location, or email us at to discuss hosting a course at your location.  In-person training at our Greenville, SC venue is $1,295.00.  THIS COURSE IS APPROVED BY ABRA and passing the exam makes you eligible for our NIDS certificate as well as satisfying the biorecovery education requirements of the ABRA BioRecovery Technician Certification.  Understand that ABRA does require you to also take the OSHA 10 hour Health & Safety Course and pay a certification fee to receive their certification.

ONLINE TRAINING IS $699.00 , AND IS AVAILABLE NOW!    (Once you register on the Registration Page you will receive instructions on how to access the course.)  This ONLINE course is NOT currently approved by ABRA for their certification as they currently do not have a remote testing process in place at this time.

Course Description:

This course was designed to convey the most scientifically accurate information in a way that is incredibly interesting and easy to understand.    Twenty chapters of our comprehensive course material includes:

Introduction to microbiology; disease and defense; orientation to bloodborne pathogens; protecting yourself on the job; intro to HAZCOM and SDS; confined space operations; lockout/tagout; other regulated hazards; biorecovery equipment & supplies; specialty equipment and its use; chemicals of biorecovery; containment of sharps and waste; biohazard cleanup; decomposition and its odors; non-biohazard cleanup; transport of regulated medical waste; crime scenes; dealing with family and survivors; dealing with psychological stressors; legal issues and documentation; photographing the scene; dealing with the media.

Background Information: 

This comprehensive course is taught by Kent Berg, author of the world-renowned textbook, “Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery.” Mr. Berg is the founder of the American BioRecovery Association (the international, non-profit trade association for the Crime Scene Cleanup industry) and served as the consensus body chair of the IICRC S-540 standard for trauma and crime scene cleaning.  He is considered one of the pioneers in developing this industry and is a consultant to the government and the courts.  Mr. Berg takes you through every aspect of decontaminating crime, accident and decomposition scenes.  A certificate is awarded to graduates, and Continuing Education Units (or CEU’s) are awarded from the IICRC and ABRA to qualified restoration professionals.   If you are going to invest in training, choose the course that is the most comprehensive and qualified.  Choose NIDS.

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