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Attendees of this advanced Subject Matter Expert (SME) Certification Course will investigate case studies incorporating complex cellular technology, cellular theory, training, experience and peer consensus. This course emphasizes complex record review and understanding, as well as trial and testimony preparation. Throughout the week an emphasis will be placed on presenting a final analysis for a formal brief or court room presentation.

The SME Certification Course is a forty (40) hour, weeklong class followed by three required case study assignments, over a twelve-month period of time, which are pass/fail. Students will achieve and maintain Subject Matter Expert Certification upon successful completion of each assignment and completing a 40 hour class annually thereafter. SME alumni receive complimentary course registration for their annual 40 hour proficiency course. Attendees must be present and prepared for each hour and day of class to meet certification requirements.

Please note, completion of the 40 Hour Basic Cellular Investigations Training course is a pre-requisite
to attending this SME course.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Cellular communication principles
  • Radio frequency propagation
  • Attenuation
  • Estimated GPS related data
  • Applying scientific principles to cell phone investigations
  • Corroboration of records
  • Jury presentation of records, technology, case timelines and more
  • Call Detail Record investigative ethics and responsibility
  • Cellular Legal Standards
  • Understanding peer review consensus

Materials Needed:

  • Laptop and mouse
  • Google Earth PRO installed
  • Microsoft Excel installed

Registration Fee:

  • Registration Fee: $1250.00 per person

Upcoming Training


October 16-20, 2023 | Highlands Ranch, CO

Hosted by the RAVEN Task Force
40 Hour Subject Matter Expert Course Pre-Req Required
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December 4-8, 2023 | Palm Beach, FL
Hosted by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
40 Hour Subject Matter Expert Course Pre-Req Required
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