List of all IAPS Courses and Lessons

Below you will find a list of Departments in Red with Courses in Blue and list of Lessons for each course in Black.  If you would like to enroll in any of the courses below, please log in through our IAPS Learning Management System or register for a membership here.

Members of the IAPS can also review completed video lessons or watch them without taking a course at anytime with a valid and current membership.

All IAPS courses are presented by public safety certified faculty members who are also subject matter experts within their given discipline.

All courses are designed following the best practices of the given subjects discipline, and by using the Instructional Systems Design model.


Crash Scene Reconstruction (CSR) Department
Crash Scene Physics
  • Basic Physics, Pt. 1
  • Basic Physics, Pt. 2
  • Basic Physics, Pt. 3
  • Basic Physics, Pt. 4

Determining Speed

  • Determining Combined Speed
  • Determining a Safe Speed
  • Determining Basic Speed

Crash Scene Analysis

  • Time and Distance Analysis
  • Critical Speed Scuff Mark Analysis
  • Vehicle Launch Analysis

Friction in Collision Investigations

  • Friction in Collision Investigations, Pt. 1: Introduction to Friction
  • Friction in Collision Investigations, Pt. 2: Friction and Vehicle Mechanical Condition

Train Collision Investigation

  • Train Collision Investigation

Fatal Fire-Related Collisions

  • Vehicle Collisions Involving Fire-Related Death

Vehicle Mechanical Inspections

  • Vehicle Mechanical Inspections
Restraint Systems Analysis
  • Restraint Analysis, Pt. 3: Seat Belt Types, Webbing, and Latch Plates (continued)
  • Restraint Analysis, Pt. 4: Buckles, Retractors and Anchors, and Shoulder Guide Loops
  • Restraint Analysis, Pt. 5: Child Safety Seat Analysis
  • Restraint Analysis, Pt. 6: Child Safety Seat Analysis (continued)

Forensic Lamp Examination

  • Forensic Lamp Examination, Pt. 1: The Background on Lamps
  • Forensic Lamp Examination, Pt. 2: Incandescent Indicators
  • Forensic Lamp Examination , Pt. 3: Incandescent Indicators (continued
Crash Scene Documentation
  • Writing the Collision Report
  • Diagramming the Collision Scene
  • Documenting Collision Scene Data

Interview Techniques

  • Interview Techniques for the Collision Investigator, Pt. 1: Introduction
  • Interview Techniques for the Collision Investigator, Pt. 2: Additional Considerations


Photographing Collisions

  • Photographing Collisions, Pt. 1: Photograph Orientation
  • Photographing Collisions, Pt. 2: Photography of Vehicle Factors For Collision Investigations
  • Photographing Collisions, Pt. 3: Human Factors for Collision Photography
  • Photographing Collisions, Pt. 4: Environmental Factors for Collision Photography

Investigating Vehicular Homicide
  • Investigating Vehicular Homicide Collisions Involving DUI, Pt. 1: Cause and Risk


Death Investigations (DEI) Department

Death Investigations

  • Death Investigation
  • Causes & Manner of Death
  • Wound Identification

Cause & Manner of Death

  • Cause & Manner of Death

Wound Identification

  • Wound Identification Cutting and Stabbing


Defensive Tactics (DFT) Department

Introduction to Defensive Tactics

  • Coming soon

Basic Strikes

  • The Jab & Cros
  • The Hook & Upper Cut
  • Kicks & Knees
  • Using Strikes Dynamically
  • Elbows & Knees

Advanced Strikes

  • Coming Soon

Basic Defensive Blocking

  • Defensive Blocks

Point of Domination

  • Point of Domination to Basic Take Downs
  • Point of Domination to Striking or Disengagement
  • Initial Contact to Point of Domination (Arrest/Custody

Joint Locks and Hold

  • Coming Soon

Basic Clinch Fighting

  • Coming Soon

Basic Throwing Techniques

  • Coming Soon

Explosives Investigation (EXI) Department

Introduction to Explosives

  • Explosives, Part 4: Low Explosives: Black Powder
  • Explosives, Part 5: Low Explosives: Smokeless Powder
  • Explosives: Part 6: Low Explosives: Improvised
  • Explosives: Part 8: High Explosives: Dynamite
  • Explosives: Part 9: High Explosives: Detonating Cord
  • Explosives: Part 10: High Explosives: Cast Boosters
  • Explosives: Part 11: High Explosives: Water Gels and Slurries
  • Explosives: Part 12: High Explosives: Binary Explosives
  • Explosives: Part 13- High Explosives: Military Explosives
  • Explosives, Part 15: High Explosives: Miscellaneous
  • Explosives, Part 16: High Explosives: Shape Charges
  • Explosives, Part 17: High Explosives: Blasting Agents
  • Explosives, Part 18: High Explosives: ANFO
  • Explosives, Part 19: Primary Explosives

Improvised Explosive Devices

  • Bombs, Bombs & Bombs Part 1
  • Bombs, Bombs & Bombs Part 2
  • Bombs, Bombs & Bombs Part 3
  • Bombs, Bombs & Bombs Part 4
  • Bombs, Bombs & Bombs Part 5
  • Bombs, Bombs & Bombs Part 6
  • Bombs, Bombs & Bombs Part 7
  • Bombs, Bombs, and Bombs, Pt. 8
  • Bombs, Bombs, and Bombs, Pt. 9

Incendiary Devices

  • Incendiary Devices
  • Incendiary Devices: Delay Mechanism
  • Incendiary Devices: Molotov Cocktails
  • Incendiary Devices: Chemical Bombs

Explosion Effects

  • Effects of a Explosion Part 1 Blast Pressure
  • Effects of a Explosion Part 2 Fragmentation
  • Effects of a Explosion Part 3 Incendiary Thermal

Explosion Investigations

  • Explosion Investigations: Problems
  • Explosion Investigations Part 2 Types

Terrorism & Criminal Extremists

  • Coming Soon

Bomb Incident Management

  • Coming Soon


Crime Scene Processing (CSP) Department

Crime Scene Management

  • Personal Protection Equipment Guidelines for Crime Scene Investigation
  • Proper Packaging of Physical Evidence
  • Introduction to Photography at Crime Scenes
  • Basic Crime Scene Search Steps
  • Responsibility of First Responder at a Crime Scene
  • Introduction to Biohazards at Crime Scenes

Crime Scene DNA

  • Proper Collection and Preservation of DNA Evidence
  • Introduction to DNA and its Importance as Evidence

Biological Evidence Search

  • Chemical Enhancement of Latent Blood Impressions Using LCV


Forensic Nursing (FNU) Department

Collecting Known DNA Samples

  • Collecting Known DNA Samples

DNA Evidence (DNA) Department

Introduction to DNA

  • Introduction to DNA, Part 1
  • Introduction to DNA, part 2
  • Introduction to DNA, part 1

DNA Collection Management

  • Biological Evidence Collection
  • Touch DNA Collection
  • Difficult Substrates: The Best Collection Techniques
  • Degraded and Difficult DNA Samples, part 1
  • Degraded and Difficult DNA Samples, part 2

DNA Applications

  • Solving Cold Cases with DNA
  • Sexual Assaults

Forensic Serology

  • Forensic Serology Part 1
  • Forensic Serology, part 2

Forensic Case Reports

  • Forensic Case Reports

CODIS & DNA Databases

  • CODIS and DNA Database

Footwear & Tire Track Evidence (FTT) Department

Electrostatic Lifter

  • Electrostatic Lifter

Casting Footwear Impressions

  • Materials and Techniques For Casting Footwear Impressions

Forensic Geology (FGO) Department

Forensic Geology

  • Forensic Geology 1
  • Forensic Geology 2
  • Forensic Geology 3


Latent Fingerprint Evidence (LPS) Department

Latent Fingerprint Evidence

  • Mechanics of Touch
  • Surfaces Issues
  • Natural Residues of the Skin
  • Condition of Skin
  • Anatomy of the Hand and the Friction Ridge Skin
  • Recording Known Prints

Skin Deformation

  • Proximal Sheering Stress
  • Wobble
  • Horizontal Sheering Stress
  • Torque
  • Distal Sheering Stress
  • Deposition Pressure

Latent Print Development

  • Basic Techniques for Developing Latent Prints Using Powders
  • Basics of Latent Print Development


Photography Department

Photography Basics

  • Coming soon

Advanced Photographic Basics

  • Coming Soon

Forensic Photography I

  • Coming Soon

Forensic Photography II

  • Coming Soon

Investigative Photography

  • Coming Soon

Investigative Scene Documentation

  • Coming Soon


Software Department

Photoshop CS3 - Basics

  • Coming Soon

Adobe Bridge - C3

  • Coming Soon


Firefighter Basics (FFB) Department

Fire-Related Death Investigations

  • Coming Soon

Fire-Related Death Scenarios

  • Coming Soon

Fire Investigation

  • Fire Related Human Behavior
  • The Scientific Method
  • Planning the Investigation
  • Introduction to Fire Investigations

Roles and Responsibilities

  • An Engine Company's Responsibilities at a Crime Scene, Pt. 1
  • An Engine Company's Responsibilities at a Crime Scene, Pt.

Evidence Collection

  • Cross Contamination

Fire Scene Management

  • Scientific Method Application
  • Proper Fire Scene Documentation

Arson Investigation

  • Arson Investigation: Key #3 Proper Documentation
  • Arson Investigation: Key #4 On going Training
  • Arson Investigation: Key #1 Systematic Approach
  • Arson Investigation: Key #2 Reconstruction

Arson Motives and Indicators

  • Arson Indicators

Fire-Related Death Investigation

  • Coming Soon

Legal Aspects in Fire Investigation

  • Legal Aspects and the Fire Investigation Pt. 1
  • Legal Aspects and the Fire Investigation Pt. 2 (Topic: Michigan v. Tyler)
  • Legal Aspects and the Fire Investigation Pt. 3 (Topic: Michigan v. Clifford)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Curriculum Vitae Part 1 What is...
  • Curriculum Vitae Part 2 Federal Rules

Fire Investigator Qualifications
Forcible Entry

  • Forcible Entry: Over Head Doors

Roof Ventilation

  • Ventilation: Conventional Roof, Two-Chainsaw Operation with Construction (Plywood)
  • Ventilation: Conventional Roof, Two-Chainsaw Operation Against Construction (Plywood)
  • Ventilation: Conventional Roof, One-Chainsaw Operation Against Construction (1X6 Sheathing)
  • Ventilation: Conventional Roof, Two-Chainsaw Operation Against Construction (1X6 Sheathing)
  • Ventilation: Panelized Roof, Two-Chainsaw Operation With Construction (Louver Off Lam-Beam)
  • Ventilation: Panelized Roof, Two-Chainsaw Operation Against Construction (Louver Off Purlin)
  • Ventilation: Inspection Hole
  • Ventilation: Residential Pitched Roof With Roof Ladder
  • Ventilation: Residential Roof, Wood Shake Shingle
  • Ventilation: Residential Roof, One-Chainsaw With Construction (Defensive)

Firefighter Health & Safety

  • Coming Soon

Hazardous Materials Response

  • Coming Soon

Rescue Technique

  • Ladder A- Frame
  • Ladder Slide

Rapid Intervention Crew / Rapid Intervention Training (RIC) Department


RIC Classroom Training

  • RIC Training, Classroom, Segment 1 of 4
  • RIC Training, Classroom, Segment 4 of 4
  • RIC Training, Classroom, Segment 2 of 4
  • RIC Training, Classroom, Segment 3 of 4

RIC SCBA Profile

  • How to change SCBA Prof - partial
  • How to change SCBA Profile - FULL
  • Firefighter Self Survival Techniques

RIC Techniques

  • How to Rotate and Drag - 1 Rescuer
  • How to Drag - 2 Rescuer's
  • How to Drag Down Stairs - 1 Rescuer
  • How to Lift Upstairs - 1 Rescuer
  • How to Lift Upstairs - 2 Rescuer
  • How to Carry - 2 Rescuers
  • How to Remove, Lift & Lower
  • How to Lift From a Confined Area or Space
  • Low Profile Ladder Escape
  • How to Tie a Handcuff Knot
  • Lift Through a Hole - Lower Team
  • Lift Through a Hole - Upper Team

Fire Fighter I

Fire Fighter I

  • Chapter 1: Firefighter Orientation
Chapter 2: Firefighter Safety and Health

  • Chapter 3: Fire Behavior
  • Chapter 4: Building Construction
Chapter 5: Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment
Chapter 6: Portable Fire Extinguishers
Chapter 7: Ropes and Knots
Chapter 8: Rescue and Extrication

  • Chapter 9: Forcible Entry
Chapter 10: Ground Ladders
Chapter 11: Ventilation
Chapter 12: Water Supply
Chapter 13: Fire Hoses
Chapter 14: Fire Streams
Chapter 15: Fire Control

  • Chapter 16: Fire Detection, Alarm, and Suppression Systems

  • Chapter 17: Loss Control

  • Chapter 18: Protecting Fire Scene Evidence
Chapter 19: Fire Department Communications 

Police, Fire, Forensic Training:
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