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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 Course

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 covering topics to certify you as a CDR Technician.

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 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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