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Where can you find training for crime scene cleanup?

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The National Institute of Decontamination Specialists, Aftermath and Amdecon all offer crime scene cleanup training for private or business needs. The NIDS and Amdecon also provide specialized cleanup training in the areas of meth labs, forensics, industrial accidents, human decomposition and hoarding properties.

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As of May 2015, Amdecon offers a 26-hour training course for crime and trauma scene cleanup. This course costs $495 plus shipping and handling and includes the exam, eight certifications, and two Continuing Education Units from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Amdecon also provides business owners with a 21-hour training course for employees and technicians at $494, as well as annual refresher courses. The National Institute of Decontamination Specialists offers a four-day course for $1,495 that features hands-on training to complement the classroom learning material. This training also comes with CEUs from the IICRC, as well as from the Restoration Industry Association.

Aftermath cannot certify or professionally train its students. However, the organization does offer knowledgeable specialists who can accompany business or private seminars for general education purposes. These specialists primarily instruct seminars on crime scene cleanup as well as safety compliance. Therefore, it is best to couple Aftermath training seminars with an additional course from Amdecon or the NIDS.

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