This course is designed to provide investigators with tools and skills on the basics of tire mark identification and analysis. Course content will include the following: identification of the various types of tire marks, documentation and measurements, terms and definitions relating to tire mark investigation, case preparation and courtroom testimony, determination of coefficient of friction and drag factor, and speed estimates using various equations.


Course Topics

  • Identification of Skidmarks & Tiremarks
  • Speed Computations Methods & Formula
  • Speed Computations Derivation
  • Math Review
  • Measuring & Documenting Tiremarks
  • Time & Distance
  • Case Preparation & Courtroom Testimony
  • Practical Application

Course Prerequisites

Successful completion of the Basic Traffic Collision Investigation Course, or equivalency, is a pre-requisite to this course. If you have any questions or issues about these prerequisites, please contact the GTA/RTC as soon as possible.


Course Certification Number9070-33630
Course Certification Hours: 40


Course Fee Information:

Tuition: $549.00

Effective February 1, 2020 per POST Bulletin No. 2019-40:

POST Reimbursement Plan IV: Tuition is $549. Travel reimbursement is available via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR).

Non-POST Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $549. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

08/3-7/2020 – San Diego
August 03, 2020 - August 07, 2020
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