Tuesday, October 2, 2018

IICRC Launches New Trauma and Crime Scene Technician Course

IICRC's new Trauma and Crime Scene (TCST) certification
offers restoration professionals thorough training
in crime scene cleanup- a booming industry.

Recently, the IICRC debuted its latest certification: Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST). This new certification is based on the IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup. Technicians are taught how to safely remediate crime scenes and other areas with hazardous, infectious waste - a skill that's in high demand in today's restoration industry.

Historically there have been minimal barriers for entering the crime scene cleanup field. However, technological advancements such as new specialized equipment and new hazard protocols have made specialized technicians extremely sought after. With the endorsement of IICRC, an international authority on cleaning and restoration, this new certification is expected to be the new benchmark for crime scene cleanup.

During the course, participants will receive hands-on training on the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene cleanup. Specifically, participants will receive training on:
  • Principles of Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Safety and Health
  • Biocide and Antimicrobial Technology
  • Administrative Procedures, Documentation, and Risk Management
  • Inspection and Preliminary Determination
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Limitations, Complexities, Complications, and Conflicts
  • Structural Remediation
  • Vehicle and Machinery Construction
  • Contents Remediation
  • Containment and Disposal of Waste or Sharps
  • Confirmation of Cleanliness
Crime scene cleanup is a booming industry with opportunity for growth; market analysts have valued the market at $346 million in 2012. The Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST) certification has no prerequisites- meaning that individuals interested in this type of work can get started in the industry fairly easily.

Zack Academy's partners currently offer the course in two states - Florida and Arizona. More locations will be added soon.

To learn more about the new Trauma and Crime Scene Technician course, visit Zack Academy's website. Zack Academy offers the best in-person and online vocational training courses all in one place.

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