Traffic Crash Investigation & Reconstruction

Scientific crash investigation has been a part of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety since its inception in 1936.  We offer on-ground and online comprehensive traffic crash investigation and reconstruction courses that range from core crash investigation courses through advanced crash reconstruction electives.

NUCPS Crash Series

Crash Investigation 5-Course Sequence

Our five-course series is the core of our Traffic Crash Investigation & Reconstruction program. This internationally respected program is a prerequisite for many of our advanced reconstruction courses. The series is comprised of Crash Investigation 1, Crash Investigation 2, Vehicle Dynamics, Traffic Crash Reconstruction 1, and Traffic Crash Reconstruction 2.
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NUCPS Crash Reconstruction Electives

Elective Courses

Expand your expertise with elective courses from our Traffic Crash Investigation & Reconstruction program. Our elective courses include advanced classes with prerequisites, a Crash Data Retrieval sequence, hands-on sUAS courses, and reconstruction courses for all student levels. Most of our elective courses include ACTAR CEUs.
Learn More & Register for an Elective

Register or View Dates for All Crash Investigation & Safety Engineering Courses

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Browse or download our new  NUCPS Course Over 2022 / 23, which features curriculum details for all of our class offerings, including our Crash Investigation & Reconstruction programs.




NUCPS Traffic Crash Reconstruction Professional Logo

We invite those who have successfully completed our core five-course Crash Investigation & Reconstruction series (Crash 1, Crash 2, Vehicle Dynamics, Reconstruction 1, Reconstruction 2) to request their custom logo. To qualify, all five courses must have been taken through NUCPS. 

Please download and complete the Traffic Crash Reconstruction logo request form


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