Offered Courses

CE and CLE Courses

In addition to investigations ARAI presents a wide variety of topics for Insurance and Litigation Professionals for thier CE and CLE requirements. Courses are typically one to two hours and can be modified to meet your needs.  We are available for large or small groups.  The following list is a representative sample of topics that can be covered. Contact us if you have needs that are not coverd in this list.


  • Accident Investigation and Documentation
  • CMV Air Brake Systems
  • Airbag and Pretensioner Systems
  • Crash Data Retrieval and Interpretation for Passenger Vehicles
  • Crash Data Retrieval and Interpretation for Commercial Motor Vehicles
  • Automotive Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Damage Analysis for Consistency and Detecting Fraud
  • Documentation and interpretation of vehicle damage
  • Human Factors in Accident Investigations
  • Low-speed Accident Investigations
  • Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction
  • Fundamentals of Occupant Kinematics
  • Pedestrian-vehicle Accident Reconstruction
  • Bicycle-vehicle Accident Reconstruction
  • Technology Used in Accident Reconstruction
  • Tire, Wheel, and Other Component Failures
  • Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction
  • Hydroplaning and Other Methods of Loss of Control


  • Fundamentals of Aircraft Accident Investigations
  • Component Failure in Aircraft Accidents
  • Wire Strikes and Other Causes of Aircraft Accidents


  • Animations and Simulations
  • Using Graphic Representations in Insurance Claims
  • Using Simulations in Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
  • Graphical Representations for the Courtroom


  • Critical Evaluation of Prosecution’s Vehicular Reconstruction
  • Roll-Over Accidents Question of Who Was Operator
  • Speed Analysis From Video and Other Evidence
  • Metallurgical Analysis for Evidentiary Comparison


  • Analyzing Vehicle Fires
  • Electrical Appliance Failures
  • Explosion Analysis
  • Fire Cause & Origin
  • Identifying Arson Sources
  • Structural Fire Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Fire Investigation
  • Investigation of Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents
  • Heavy Equipment Failures and Accidents
  • Standards Compliance
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Patent Disputes
  • Railway Accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Crane Accidents
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Characteristics and Hazards of Liquefied Petroleum Gases


  • Power Surges and Damage
  • Product Compliance with Industry Standards
  • Product Failure Analysis
  • Firearm and Ammunition Failures


  • The Fundamentals of Material Science
  • Failure Analysis – Overload, Fatigue, and Other Methods of Failure
  • Environmental Effects on Material Properties
  • Wire Rope Failure Analysis


  • Evaluating Structural Damage due to Catastrophic Events
  • Structural Failure Analysis
  • Property Damage Assessments
  • Methods of Leak Detection
  • Construction Defects, Claims and Disputes
  • Construction Workplace Accidents
  • Vibrations and Damage Claims
  • Pool and Spa Investigations
  • Structural Engineering:  Principles, Design, Investigation and Repair
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Water Damage C&O and Mold Investigations
  • Air Conditioning Systems and Mold
  • HVAC defects
  • Critiquing Repair Estimates
  • Exterior Wall Cladding Construction Issues


  • Causes of Distress in Building Components
  • Commercial Roof Construction
  • Long and Short Term Water Damages
  • Flood Damage Assessments
  • Foundation and Plumbing Repairs
  • Foundation Failures
  • Evaluating Wind Damage
  • Low-Slope Roofing
  • Pipe Freeze Investigations
  • Plumbing Fundamentals
  • Types of Roofing Materials and Typical Damages
  • Slip and Fall
  • Trip and Fall
  • Thermographic Imaging
  • Tornado Damage Assessments
  • Wind Damage
  • And much more.