This course is funded
through OJJDP. To register, you must be affiliated with an ICAC Task Force. Furthermore,
you must agree to comply with the ICAC Operational and Investigative Standards. Please
contact your ICAC task force commander if you have any questions about
This course introduces the information and techniques law enforcement personnel
need to safely and methodically collect and preserve digital evidence at
a crime scene in a forensically-sound manner. Topics include recognizing potential
sources of digital evidence, planning and executing a digital evidence-based
seizure, and the preservation, collection, documentation, and transfer of digital
Key concepts covered in this course include:
• Preparation for incident
• Identification of relevant sources
of digital evidence
• Proper collection of
• Legal and
valid preservation of digital evidence
complete this course and pass the post-test are eligible for 1.0 point toward
the 3CE certification.
This course has been certified by IADLEST as part of the
National Certification Program.
NW3C may cancel any class for any reason and
notice. NW3C is not responsible for non-refundable travel accommodations lost or rendered moot as a
result of a class cancellation.
hands-on practical exercises are intensive, critical to understanding the
material being taught, and required to successfully complete the class. If your
computer hardware does not meet the mandatory requirements listed below, your
experience in taking the class will be less than ideal and may also impact other
students while the instructors take time to troubleshoot hardware and software
Mandatory Operating System
• Operating system. Your computer must be running Microsoft windows 10 or later or macOS v10.12 or
later. Make sure your operating system is fully updated prior to class.
Smartphones and tablets are prohibited.
Mandatory Software Requirements
Chrome. The recommended browser to launch our virtual lab
• Webex Meetings. Required to enter our live
online training environment, Webex Training Center.
• Webex Chrome Extension. Required to launch our
live online training environment, Webex Training Center, and works hand-in-hand
with the Webex Meetings application.
• Dual monitors. You
will need one monitor to join the online classroom, view presentations, see the
instructor’s shared screen, and interact with the instructor(s). The second
monitor is needed to join and use the virtual lab environment to complete
hands-on practical exercises. Not being able to see both interfaces (the online
classroom, and virtual lab environment) simultaneously will make it difficult,
if not impossible to successfully complete hands-on practical exercises. Large
screen monitors, trying to run the two different interfaces split screen, will
NOT work. Multiple computers can also work as a substitute to having multiple
• Hard-wired, high-speed
Internet connection. A wireless Internet connection may be sufficient,
however, a wired connection will improve latency and buffering, and will also
provide better connection speeds and stability overall.
• Microphone and speakers. This is an interactive, live training class and a microphone
is required to interact with the instructor(s), ask questions, give answers, and
provide insights to help enhance the overall class experience. We recommend a
headset, headphones, or earbuds to eliminate feedback and echo when using your
If you have
any questions regarding the mandatory minimum hardware requirements, please