Scientific crash investigation has been a part of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety since its inception in 1936.  We are the only Top 10-ranked university to offer comprehensive on-ground and online traffic crash investigation and reconstruction certificate courses. Our selection ranges from introductory investigation courses through advanced crash reconstruction electives. 

Traffic Crash Investigation & Reconstruction

NUCPS Crash Series

Crash Investigation Core Sequence

Our Core Sequence is the heart of our Traffic Crash Investigation & Reconstruction program. These authoritative classes are prerequisites for many of our elective courses.
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Crash electives

NUCPS Crash Reconstruction Electives

Expand your traffic crash investigation and reconstruction expertise with NUCPS elective courses. Nearly 90% of our elective courses are ACTAR accredited.

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actarcrash.jpgMore than 70% of NUCPS crash courses are approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for ACTAR CEUs. 


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NUCPS Crash & Reconstruction News / Links

New & Exclusive! Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for Crash Reconstruction

Level up - Don't lag behind! NUCPS is excited to announce the roll out of the all-new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for the Crash Reconstructionist. Available exclusively to NUCPS students, vvehicle design and reconstruction expert Alan Moore, ACTAR, PE, MBA, takes students on a 3-1/2-day, in-depth exploration of the rapidly growing field of self-driving vehicles and driver assistance systems. Discover the details of  what is available, how it works, and what will happen in a crash scenario. Learn to how to determine if ADAS systems were installed, enabled, and functioned as designed in a vehicle associated with a collision. Moore demonstrates ADAS systems at work, and attendees will conduct tests and demonstrations on a closed test facility to evaluate system performance. Stay ahead of the curve with this dynamic new course offering.
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NUCPS Fricke Cooper Award

2024 Fricke Cooper Achievement Award

The application period for the 2024 Fricke Cooper Achievement Award is now open. Applications are due by October 15, 2024. Click below to learn more about and to download an application.

Download the 2024 FCA Application

NUCPS Traffic Crash Reconstruction Professional Logo

Obtain your custom NUCPS Traffic Crash Reconstruction Professional email signature logo! We invite eligible students to request  their Traffic Crash Reconstruction Professional logo. To qualify, you must have successfully completed the following five courses through Northwestern University Center for Public Safety: Crash Investigation 1; Crash Investigation 2; Vehicle Dynamics, Traffic Crash Reconstruction 1; and Traffic Crash Reconstruction 2. 

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TCR 2023


The newest edition of our classic text is coming soon! Click below to be the first to learn about publication date and ordering information. All chapters are updated and enhanced. Expanded topics include Monte Carlo Analysis, Motorcycle Reconstruction, Pedestrian / Bicycle Reconstruction, and Heavy Trucks. Chapter authors include noted experts in the crash reconstruction industry.  

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