This course is approved  by The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI), The American College of Forensic Examiner Institute (ACFEI),  and Missouri Department of Public Safety POST Commission. 

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,  along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program, and a unique private Facebook group open only to students of this course where everyone can interact and ask questions.

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

Taught by skilled instructors working the field of criminal investigations, this course will provide advanced training into  the skills required to properly investigate a death. The format will develop confidence in the investigator and hone valuable skills. After competing this course the investigator will have the ability to better; understand the legal restriction of search and seizure, document a scene, locate and collect evidence, properly distinguish differing manners of death, better understand wound and injury interpretation, collect body fluids for toxicology testing, understand the dynamics of a child death, conduct witness interviews, and properly complete reports and prepare for courtroom testimony.

Who should attend this course:

  • Medical Examiner Investigators
  • Coroner Investigators
  • Police and Law Enforcement
  • Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Defense Attorneys
  • Private Legal Investigators
  • Forensic Student

Included in this course will be several post-mortem examination photographs and video segments – as well as injury, death, and homicide scenes through photos and videos of actual cases. This course is very graphic and intense.

The MLDI Online  includes all individual  courses offered by our academy as well as many more topics and material.


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.

Does this course help me prepare for the ABMDI exam?

Yes, this course will present materiel helpful in testing preparations. Keep in mind that ABMDI is independent and has its own regulations for testing and qualifying for the exam opportunity.  However, this course is approved by ABMDI and is written in national standards as set out by ABMDI, which are the areas covered within their exam.

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™ course is an all inclusive course. So, each student will receive  a certificate at the end of the all course work.

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. If you would like information, please email us here and include your name and desired Academy start date.