Trauma & Crime Scene Technician: 3-Day Course

Learning Objectives

The Trauma and Crime Scene Technician Three-Day course is designed to provide basic education, guidance, and understanding of the unique situations encountered when performing trauma and crime scene cleanup regardless of surface, item, or location. The course will discuss the various procedures and precautions that should be taken when performing work at a trauma/crime scene and is based on the ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup: 2017.

The purpose is to teach the methodologies used by the technician, the worker, and other materially interested parties for inspecting and investigating human blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) contamination to establish hazard assessments, work plans, and procedures for cleaning and safe transportation of contaminated material. When coupled with additional on-the-job training and field experience, students should be able to safely perform trauma and crime scene cleanup

This course provides specific information for the proper maintenance and cleaning of trauma and crime scenes. Emphasis is placed on health and safety requirements, PPE use and creating a hazard assessment of the area, structural remediation (cleaning and demo), contents remediation (cleaning and disposal), and the cleaning and disposal of vehicles and industrial machinery (including lockout/tag-out and working with industrial site officers).

Cleaning and demo equipment will be discussed along with the laws regarding hazardous waste, transport, storage, and disposal.

Topics Covered during the 3-Day TCST Course:

  • Principles of Remediation
  • Safety and Health
  • Administrative Procedures, Documentation, and Risk Management
  • Inspection and Preliminary Determination
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Structural Remediation
  • Vehicles, Machinery, and Construction substrates
  • Contents Remediation
  • Containment and Disposal of Waste or Sharps
  • Confirmation of Cleanliness

Hands-On Components Covered during the 3-Day TCST Course:

Hands-on tools and equipment for display, use, and reference (set-up, operation, re-positioning) or for demonstration during the TCST course include, but are not limited to:

  • All students will demonstrate donning & doffing of PPE (except respiratory protection)
  • Complete Hazard Assessment (group or individual)
  • Real Hands-on work at a staged area with various simulated contaminants

During this 3 day class you will learn about Forensic Restoration, also known as Bio-Cleaning or Bio-Recovery. This course will provide you with the knowledge to work safely and efficiently with proven practices known to the industry.

*PEP Equipment required:
Each attendee will need to come to the course with a provided list of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used in Trauma and Crime Scene remediation work course.

Training Time: This is a three-day course; 21.0 hours, not including exam time, lunch, and breaks with 2 IICRC CEC’s earned


  • Retail per attendee $1,899 which also includes any course handouts
  • Optional: Two manuals that cover- WRT, ASD, FSRT, OCT, TSCT, CCT, CCMT, UFT AND MOLD is available for an extra $79 CDN each
  • Exam fees are additional and must be paid at time of exam. Exam fees are $65.00 USD per person and fees are payable directly to the IICRC

About your Instructor:

Lee Senter

Lee Senter, IICRC Approved Instructor, IICRC Vice Chair of Standards, Health and Safety Advocate. Lee is an approved instructor for WRT, ASD, HST, CCT, CCMT, TCST and UFT IICRC courses. He is also a Carpet and Flooring Inspector and performs independent third party inspections for carpet and flooring manufacturers, retailers, and end users.

Lee owns and operates DryIt in the Toronto, ON GTA market. It is a disaster restoration company whose mission is to dry facilities as fast as possible with the least amount of destruction as possible. In 1998 he founded Fresh and Clean and Lee is proud that Fresh and Clean became Canada’s first Certified Green Sustainable Contractor under the CSSA program.

Lee’s mission in life to make the philosophy of health and safety paramount to all companies that he works with. The service companies Lee operates are certifiedgreen and always use the safest techniques and products possible.

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