Available Training & Education


ADPH is offering FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING (four courses) to all Coroners who send in their Coroner Reports to AVDRS. This CEU eligible training will be offered for a limited time only, so please submit your reports as soon as possible.

FREE Investigation and Certification of Drug Caused and Related Death in Today’s Complex Drug Environment

Accurate determination of death is a critical public health function, and in the midst of our polydrug opioid crisis, scene investigation, body examination and autopsy, and toxicology are increasingly challenging to our investigators, law enforcement, forensic pathologists and toxicologists.

The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) is pleased to offer this extensive three-module series on Investigation and certification of drug related deaths. The series is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Partnership of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Registration is FREE to qualified registrants, and places are limited.

This series of learning modules has been designed to complement existing resources for drug related death investigation, toxicological interpretation, and death certificate completion, as well as an overview of how consolidated public health records are utilized for the development of public health policy.

The content will be provided by an outstanding roster of experts in death scene investigation, forensic pathology, and forensic toxicology, drawn from leading coroner and medical examiner offices and forensic laboratories across the United States.

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