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Traffic Crash Investigation and Safety Engineering

Traffic Crash Investigation and Safety Engineering

The concept of scientific crash investigation has been a part of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety since its inception in 1936. Our Traffic Crash Investigation and Safety Engineering offers comprehensive courses, from introductory crash investigation through advanced crash reconstruction and engineering courses. 

Most of our available courses are offered in on-ground or online formats.

To register, please select your preferred class section from below the course description. You will be taken to our registration system, which confirms the desired location, dates, and course schedule and guides you through the payment process. Wait lists are available for full courses.

What to Bring to Class: Supplies and equipment (e.g., laptop, calculators) for each class can be downloaded here or by clicking the link under your course. The supply PDF is in alphabetical order by class. 

Please Note: All required textbooks are sold through the Northwestern University Bookstore at Type your textbook title into the search bar in the upper right area of the website and it will appear in the brief list of search results.

Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Crash Reconstruction Courses

Upcoming Crash Data Retrieval Courses

On-Demand & Custom Courses

In addition to currently scheduled courses, NUCPS staff can develop training programs tailored to an agency's requirements. Please go here to view courses that are not currently scheduled or are not routinely offered that we can customize for your needs. Email for more information.
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