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CDR Training Courses

The courses listed below are taught using Collision Safety Institute's CDR course curriculum. Collision Safety Institute (CSI) is the leading training organization for crash data retrieval. Each year CSI conducts a "train the trainer" course that certifies individuals to teach the CDR Technician Level 1 and Level courses. The individuals who have successfully passes this course have the option of being listed on this web site as a CDR Trainer/Mentor.

CDR Technician Level 1 & 2

Cost: Varies depending on location, size of class and other considerations
Duration: One Day (8 hours)
Curriculum: Collision Safety Institute
Instruction: Certified Trainer/Mentor

This is a 2-day class that includes both the Technician Level 1 and Level 2 class.

CDR Technician Level 1 (Day 1)

This is the entry level, basic Technician course designed to expose the new CDR Tool user to the basic functions of the Bosch CDR Tool so that, at a minimum, the user can confidently image data from supported vehicles using the standard OBD II (“DLC”) port and, in some cases, directly from an airbag control module (ACM).  This course is not designed to include any hands-on activities or analysis of retrieved data.

CDR Technician Level 2 (Day 2)

Offered by regionally located CDR Technician Trainer/Mentors who have completed the CSI Technician Train The Trainer Course this is the hands-on extension or follow up to the CDR Technician I course offering individual or optimally small group guided instruction in: 
  • hands on in-vehicle DLC data imaging
  • module location and identification and direct-to-module data imaging
  • practical booster and adapter applications and
  • “back powering” in-vehicle systems to enable DLC data imaging This hands on instruction and then evaluation by a Technician Trainer/Mentor would complete the CDR Technician Level certification and is a prerequisite for the CDR Data Analyst Course.

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CDR Technician Level 2 (CDR Technician Certification)

Cost: Varies depending on location, size of class and other considerations
Duration: One Day (8 hours)
Curriculum:
Collision Safety Institute
Instruction: Certified Trainer/Mentor
Prerequisite: CDR Technician Level 1

Offered by regionally located CDR Technician Trainer/Mentors who have completed the CSI Technician Train The Trainer Course this is the hands-on extension or follow up to the CDR Technician I course offering individual or optimally small group guided instruction in: 
  • hands on in-vehicle DLC data imaging
  • module location and identification and direct-to-module data imaging
  • practical booster and adapter applications and
  • “back powering” in-vehicle systems to enable DLC data imaging This hands on instruction and then evaluation by a Technician Trainer/Mentor would complete the CDR Technician Level certification and is a prerequisite for the CDR Data Analyst Course.
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CDR Technician: Technician Train the Trainer Course, CDR Technician Trainer Mentor Certification

Cost: $550.00 per person
Duration: One Day (8 hours)
Curriculum: Collision Safety Institute
Instruction: W.R. "Rusty" Haight and Kent Boots
Prerequisite: Completion of the CDR Technician Level 1, Level 2 courses within the last 36 months and CDR Data Analyst Course within the last 30 months
When: Annually in Houston, TX (typically in January) in conjunction with the CDR User's Summit

This CDR Technician: Train The Trainer Certification course is an opportunity for qualified and experienced CDR Data Analysts to train others to the Technician Levels 1 and 2. This course provides qualified individuals with an opportunity to teach the one day CDR Technician I or two day CDR Technician I and II Courses.

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CDR Data Analyst Certification Course

Cost: $675.00 per person
Duration: Five Days (40 hours)
Curriculum:
Collision Safety Institute
Instruction: W.R. "Rusty" Haight
Prerequisite: Ideally one should have completed the CSI CDR Technician Level 1 and 2 courses; however, as more organizations have Technicians imaging data and Analysts separately reviewing data this is not an absolute requirement. 

CDR Data Analyst
The CDR Data Analyst course offers the collision reconstructionist who has completed the basic CDR Technician Course further insight into the function of the automobile Event Data Recorder (EDR) function or subcomponent, its history and evolution as well as an expanded interpretation skills enabling the application of a Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Tool report to a situationally complete crash reconstruction. Using traditional reconstruction techniques such as momentum applications, an understanding of delta-V and PDOF and typical admissibility hearing issues as the general basis for the course objectives, the CDR Data Analyst Certification course is both a natural extension of the CDR Technician training and an expansion of one's reconstruction skills. There is no hands on “downloading” activity in this class since it is assumed that those in attendance have recently completed the Technician course and understand that process along with the underlying concepts of data storage in an EDR subcomponent, CDR software troubleshooting and related error messages and their solution(s). For that reason, there is no need to bring a CDR System to this course; however, a laptop is required inasmuch as the course material is delivered, primarily, electronically. Activity in this course is focused on reading and understanding a CDR report then applying it to a normal, situationally complete reconstruction.

Using traditional reconstruction techniques such as momentum applications, an understanding of delta-V and PDOF and typical admissibility hearing issues as the general basis for the course objectives, the CDR Data Analyst Certification course is both a natural extension of the CDR Technician training and an expansion of one''s reconstruction skills. There is no hands on “downloading” activity in this class since it is assumed that those in attendance have recently completed the Technician course and understand that process along with the underlying concepts of data storage in the EDR subcomponent, CDR software troubleshooting and related error messages and their solution(s). For that reason, there is no need to bring a CDR System to this course. Activity in this course is focused on reading and understanding a CDR report then applying it to a normal, situationally complete reconstruction.
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ARC-CSI Crash Conference

Cost: $999.00 per person ($799.00 early registration)
Duration: Four Days (28 hours)
Hosted By: Collision Publishing Inc
Instruction: Varies based on current topics
When: Typically held annually in May/June
Web Site: http://www.arccsi.com/

The ARC-CSI Crash Conference continues to set the standard for excellence in live, fully instrumented practical crash testing anywhere. Each year for the past 12 years, the ARC-CSI Crash Team has conducted multiple, fully instrumented crash tests that have been the basis for valuable insight into how various crash scenarios occur and have become the basis for a wealth of information on vehicle systems and operations. Nothing compares to an opportunity to see live, full scale crash tests and then, hours later, get your hands on actual data, video, photos and other documentation of those tests to take back and improve your crash reconstruction job performance. Each and every attendee leaves the conference with a data DVD that includes all of the crash test data (including high resolution video, digital pictures, CDR data, drawing files, and more) and speaker Power Points.

The crash tests are conducted at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the first Monday of the conference. All attendees will be bused to the Speedway (or you can take your own car) where we will spend a full day crash cars. An air-conditioned tent and refreshments are provided along with lunch. This is a great opportunity to see live crash scenarios and network with your peers. Bring your camera and/or video cameras as we allow you to use your own equipment if you wish. Our crash team will also be photographing and videotaping all crashes from multiple angles with will all be included on the conference data DVD.

Following crash day we are back at the Palace Station Hotel for two days of technical presentations from leading subject matter experts. The ARC-CSI Crash Conference prides itself on bringing a variety of exceptional speakers and presentation topics to expand your knowledge of collision reconstruction and investigation. On the final day of the conference the ARC-CSI Crash Team presents each crash scenario conducted on day one with examples of how to use the data for future review and comparison.



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CDR User's Summit

Cost: $799.00 per person ($599.00 early registration)
Duration: Three Days (20 hours)
Hosted By:
 Collision Publishing Inc
Instruction: Varies based on current topics
When: Typically held annually in January
Web Site: www.cdrsummit.com

The CDR Summit is a comprehensive training summit to further the knowledge of those who use the Bosch CDR Tool or who are involved with the collection and analysis of vehicle crash data. This summit covers user applications, case studies, legal issues, legislation and future development of CDR and EDR data collection.

  • Learn from CDR Experts from around the world
  • Updates from auto manufacturers
  • Real-world case studies
  • Networking with industry peers
  • Current CDR topics and future development
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