This course will walk the student through what ethical investigation practices are, how they can impact an investigation as well as a  career. In addition, this course will cover the attributes a successful investigator must possess and/or develop. Ethical behavior goes beyond simply knowing the difference between right and wrong; it is doing what is right. The purpose of promoting ethical investigation practices is to establish and promote clearly defined standards of conduct for investigators.  These standards assist in protecting the investigator and the public.


This course is approved for continuing education credits by Missouri POST and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) 


Course Summary

Ethical behavior goes beyond simply knowing the difference between right and wrong; it is doing what is right. The purpose of promoting ethical investigation practices is to establish and promote clearly defined standards of conduct for investigators.  These standards assist in protecting the investigator and the public.

Ethical behavior means adhering to the following 5 standards: 

  1. Confidentiality
  2. Honesty
  3. Ethical investigation practices
  4. Avoiding conflicts of interest
  5. Supporting equal rights

This is an online video training and is designed to be interactive with students by random quizzes and a final exam. Student login and time is tracked per student to verify the time spent in the course if needed.   Testing cannot be done until the videos are watched.  Many videos have a unique symbol or picture that will appear prominently in the video and is part of the test questions, this will ensure the video has been watched.  Certificates will only be available for print after the successful completion of the final exam and the course evaluation.

Each certificate will indicate that it was an online training and will note the post control number and the CLEE hours given.