The Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST) certification is designed to provide primary 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 taken when performing work at a trauma/crime scene and is based on the ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup. Upon completing the certification, students will know about inspecting and investigating human blood and other potentially infectious material (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 perform trauma and crime scene cleanup safely.
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