Traffic Collision Investigation Course


  • September 23 - 27, 2024



Fees include registration, health fee, material fees (if applicable). Fees can vary per semester.  Fees are subject to change.  Fees are based on California resident.  Contact the Academy for out-of-state fees.


First Responder Center
3300 E North Ave
Fresno, California 93725


Reserve Your Seat

Please call and cancel your reservations if you cannot attend. College Registration fees are subject to change without notice. Make checks payable to Fresno City College. Out of Consideration for people who are on a waiting list, please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to the first day of class.

Lead Instructor

Joseph Machado, California Highway Patrol

Coordinator Kevin Pendley 

Certified Hours

40 Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description - AJ295

The Traffic Accident Investigation Course is a 40-hour course designed to satisfy the requirements of 40600 (A) CVC. Each trainee, after completing this course will, when presented with simulated accident scenes, be able to investigate and complete an investigation report correctly utilizing proper forms to the satisfaction of the instructor.

Officers attending this course should already be familiar with the state's CIM (Collision Investigation Manual) and basic traffic accident investigation techniques.  Reports will be written using laptop computers and officers should bring a laptop to the course if possible.  There will be some laptops that can be checked out during the course.  


A California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Course certificate issued from an accredited regional police academy or equivalent as determined by the division Dean or their appointee. These skills and knowledge base are related to adopted POST and/or industry standards. NOTE: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency.