Online Courses

NW3C offers free online courses to law enforcement personnel that provide training for a variety of roles, including “First Responders”, who identify and seize digital evidence; and “Forensic Examiners”, who perform complex analysis of stored data.

To take an online course you must register for the course, have an account with NW3C and be logged in.  If you do not have an account one will be created for you via the registration process if you are eligible to take courses with NW3C.

For more information about a course or to enter a registration request, click on a course title below. Or, you can hover your mouse over the title for a brief description of the course.

Cyber Investigation

CI 099 - Basic Computer Skills for Law Enforcement (BCS-WB)

CI 100 - Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence - Web Based (ISEE-WB)

CI 103 - Introduction to Cell Phone Investigations (ICPI-WB)

CI 131 - Social Media Basics (SMB-WB)

CI 141 - Encryption (ENC-WB)

CI 151 - First Responders & Digital Evidence (LC1-WB)

CI 152 - Search Warrants & Digital Evidence (LC2-WB)

CI 153 - Searching Without a Warrant (LC3-WB)

CI 154 - The Stored Communications Act (LC4-WB)

CI 155 - Online Undercover (LC5-WB)

CI 156 - Post-Seizure Evidentiary Concerns (LC6-WB)

CI 157 - Mobile Digital Devices and GPS (LC7-WB)

CI 210 - GPS Interrogation (GPSI-WB)


CS 100 - Introduction to Computer Networks (ICN-WB)

Financial Crime

FC 100 - Overview of White Collar Crime (WCC-WB)

FC 141 - Human Trafficking Awareness for Law Enforcement Officers (HTA-WB)

FC 142 - Human Trafficking Awareness for West Virginia Law Enforcement Officers (HTAWV-WB)

Public Training/Resources

Cyberbullying: Our Children, Our Problem (Cyberbullying)


Gaming Devices (GDR-WB)

Intellectual Property Theft Resource (IPTR-WB)

Prosecuting Insurance Fraud Resource (PIFR-WB)

White Collar Crime Statutes Resource (SSR-WB)

Forensics Tool Testing

National Institute of Standards and Technology

In an effort to enhance its support for law enforcement at the state and local level, NW3C participates in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) steering committee.

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FAQ’s for Online Classes

The Frequently Asked Questions are ones which commonly arise from users of our online classes.

The answers are designed to provide a better understanding of the environment and to assist you if you experience any unexpected issues.

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