PhotoModeler Collision Training Courses

PhotoModeler Collision Training Courses

Training Courses for Collision Investigation can be conducted on-site for a group at your organization’s location. For more information, please email us at

The course is available in 3 and 4-day formats.  The courses will cover all of the award-winning PhotoModeler features that make it a valuable measurement tool in the reconstructionist’s toolbox. The daily class schedule runs from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The 4 day course includes additional training using PhotoModeler Premium for drones.

The course is certified for ACTAR CEUs. Key topics include, but are not limited to:

  • photography techniques
  • scene diagramming and mapping from photos
  • scene and crush measurements
  • evaluating the accuracy and developing standard operating procedures
  • exporting to a CAD package for further enhancement and diagramming
  • measurements from single photos and/or photos from unknown cameras
  • photo-realistic surfacing for visualizations and rendering
  • nighttime photography and the use of sub-pixel marked, retro-reflective targets
  • orthophoto and rectified-photo generation
  • admission of photogrammetry and PhotoModeler into court
  • Standard and Premium product additions and differences
  • use of drones and UAV in accident reconstruction
  • uav flight planning & ground control points


Participants will complete many practical examples and finish with a field project that will have them work the project from the beginning (photography) to the end (CAD export). After completing the course, attendees can expect to be comfortable in using PhotoModeler and methods of photographing vehicles and collision scenes for this purpose. Attendees will receive a certificate to indicate that they have proven a base knowledge of PhotoModeler and have the expertise to properly complete measurement projects.

Our course instructors are Dan Mills, a trained collision reconstructionist who has used PhotoModeler extensively while working with national transport authorities, and Tod Whitfield who has thirty-one years as a police officer, finishing his career as a forensic specialist and Sergeant in charge of the lab for the Toronto Police Forensics Unit.

PhotoModeler software is offered at a 25% discount for all course attendees, valid for up to 30 days after the course.

Check the detailed page for your course location to learn if the use of a computer at the facility is included, or whether you are required to bring your own computer (also useful for practicing outside of class sessions). Temporary PhotoModeler software licenses will be provided for the duration of the course if you do not already own a license.

ACTAR Credits

Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) has approved the PhotoModeler courses for CEUs for accident reconstructionist members. After the course is complete, PhotoModeler Technologies will submit the proper documentation to ACTAR, and CEUs will be credited to the practitioner’s training account. The CEUs are:

  • PhotoModeler for Collision Investigation – 3 Day: 24 CEUs
  • PhotoModeler for Collision Investigation – 4 Day: 32 CEUs