Class Overview

Become a Certified Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup Expert! 

This comprehensive program will help you gain valuable expertise in evaluating, cleaning, and decontaminating sites following human trauma events. Learn to manage unique challenges encountered in trauma and crime scene cleanup, based on the industry-leading IICRC S540 Standard.  

This course prepares you for the IICRC Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST) certification. It thoroughly reviews the process of inspecting and investigating crime and trauma scenes, emphasizing safety and adherence to the ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup. 


Course Topics

  • 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 

This course has been approved for (14) IICRC CECs. 

who Should Attend

With a strong focus on practical training, occupational health and safety and personal protective equipment (PPE), this course is an absolute must for anyone looking to enter into this specialized market or is already providing this service.

  • Restoration contractors
  • Cleaning professionals
  • Law enforcement

Class Schedule - Jon-Don Tampa Bay


8:00 AM - Check-in
8:30 AM - Class Begins
5:00 PM - Class Ends


8:00 AM - Check-in
8:30 AM - Class Begins
5:00 PM - Class Ends


8:00 AM - Check-in
8:30 AM - Class Begins
5:00 PM - Class Ends

Meet Your Instructor

rashelle Cornelius

Rashelle Cornelius has always enjoyed helping others in the cleaning and restoration industry. Rashelle has a unique take on the business as both a professional restorer and a consumer. She has experienced a water damaged home, and then watched her five-year-old home burn to the ground.

For the last 25 years she has performed many functions from technician to project manager to business owner. In 2001 she founded Disaster Recovery Industries, Inc.

Rashelle is an IICRC Master Water Restorer, Master Fire and Smoke Restorer, and Master Textile Cleaner. Rashelle is also a certified asbestos inspector and lead assessor. She has presented lectures for large consulting companies and done consulting for many restoration firms. Rashelle currently participates in all phases of job production and management

Mark Cornelius

Class Location

IICRC Certification

To earn certification, students must pass the certification exam, which is available for an additional fee paid directly to the IICRC.

Students must visit to register online and submit the exam fee prior to or on the first day of class.

Please keep a copy of your payment confirmation or have the means to log in at the end of the scheduled class to report to the instructor once exam registration is complete. You will need to provide proof of registration to complete the exam on the last day of training. Please contact the IICRC with any questions regarding this process.