Crash Data Services, LLC offers a Bosch preferred crash data retrieval training program for reconstructionists, special investigation units, insurance adjusters and law enforcement.

Crash Data Retrieval

Crash data retrieval is an important part of any investigation involving a motor vehicle, providing objective results.

The technician level training offered by the experts at Crash Data Services, LLC, teaches students how to utilize Bosch’s Crash Data Retrieval Tool for the download of data stored in a vehicle’s event data recorder (vehicle black box).

Certified Crash Data Retrieval Technician

16 – 24 Hour Class / 2 – 3 Days

Often, vehicle crash data is stored in the airbag control module, powertrain control module or rollover sensor after a crash. Technically referred to as an Event Data Recorder (EDR), this “black box data” is one of the most important pieces of evidence to be collected and evaluated as part of a crash investigation. The crash data is unbiased, validated and defensible. When examined along with other available physical evidence from the crash, the vehicle crash data can provide a much clearer understanding of what happened before, during and after the crash.

The two-day Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician course, developed by the Collision Safety Institute, has a broad application. The curriculum introduces police/law enforcement, insurance investigators, and automotive industry professional to the download and preliminary examination of Event Data Recorders via the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Tool. The course covers the latest in crash data retrieval methods from all the supported manufacturers to include, but not necessarily limited to GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Suzuki, BMW, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz, VW, and Subaru.

Upon successful completion of the Crash Data Retrieval Technician course, students will have a working knowledge of the latest software updates, basic imaging techniques, preservation methods, evidentiary considerations, troubleshooting, as well as an introduction to Event Data Recorder interpretation. Students will learn all of the hardware and software components necessary for successful imaging and preserving of vehicle black box data.

The course blends in-class instruction with practical hands-on experience in imaging data from a wide variety of manufacturers. The student receives expert instruction in best practices and practical applications in troubleshooting, in-vehicle DLC data imaging, adapter applications, and “Re-Powering” in-vehicle components to enable safe data imaging and preservation of the data.

Special additional instruction is available to groups interested in the GIT Hyundai/Kia Event Data Recorder Tool, Toyota Techstream Diagnostic Tool, Tesla Event Data Recorder Tool, Nissan Consult III and IV for pre-Bosch Nissan and Infiniti Vehicles, as well as Non-CDR Supported Domestic Vehicles such as Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury. Customized curriculum is also available to law enforcement engaged in criminal investigations.


An up-to-date Bosh Crash Data Retrieval kit is suggested, but not required to enroll. Please visit the Crash Data Group, Inc. (North American product distributor of vehicle crash data tools and software) for product sales.


There are no pre-requisites for the course. However, students should have some experience with accident investigation to fully benefit from all the materials covered during the two-day course. The course materials were developed by the the Collision Safety Institute and offer the longest standing Crash Data Retrieval Technician certification course available. The content and materials for the course are refreshed frequently to keep current with this ever expanding technology.

Seminar Training

Custom Seminars (1-8 Hours)

Crash Data Services, LLC has provided guest lectures for Law Enforcement, Insurance Investigators, State Bar Associations, and Accident Reconstruction Associations across the country. Seminars can be tailored to the audience and commonly include Insurance Fraud Investigation, Event Data Recorder Use in Criminal or Civil Investigations, Non-Bosch Covered Event Data Recorders, Infotainment System Data, Human Factors in Crash Reconstruction, and more. Past seminars have been held for the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Association of Traffic Accident Investigators (IATAI), National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII), Event Data Recorder (EDR) Summit, National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), and Society of Chartered Property And Casualty Underwriters (CPCU).

Seminar appearance fees are normally waived for non-profit associations and/or groups who directly support law enforcement. Reimbursement for costs associated with travel outside the Midwest area normally apply.

Virtual and in-person appearances are available.  Please contact us for details or specific requests.

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