Feb 27 – 29 IICRC Trauma & Crime Scene Technician (TCST)

The IICRC Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST) certification course represents a comprehensive educational curriculum that will teach the technician skills essential for the management of trauma and crime scene cleanup operations, regardless of the diverse surfaces, articles, or scenarios involved. This certification demonstrates the technician’s understanding of the protocols and precautions for conducting cleanup procedures within trauma and crime scenes, commonly referred to as biohazard remediation. Conforming to the ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup, this course illustrates technicians’ critical role in restoring safety and order within these environments. The components addressed within the course include:

  • Risk Assessment and Safety: Systematically evaluating the scene to determine the magnitude of contamination such as blood or other biological materials. Emphasis is placed on prioritizing safety considerations, extending to both the TCS technician and subsequent entrants to the site.
  • Specialized Cleaning: Acquiring proficiency in the detailed removal of biological and hazardous materials. This includes a comprehensive approach, including deep cleaning, sanitization, disinfection, and deodorization, with scenarios that include removing structural components to reinstate a secure environment.
  • Biohazard Disposal: Strict adherence to local, state, and federal regulations governing the handling and disposal of biohazardous materials. Stringent compliance is critical to mitigate potential health risks and legal consequences.
  • Emotional Sensitivity: Developing an understanding and ability to identify and assist individuals profoundly affected by distressing events.
  • Legal and Ethical Standards: A meticulous exploration of the legal and ethical standards impacting the cleanup procedures, ensuring the non-interference with criminal investigations, and upholding the privacy and dignity of those implicated.
  • Collaboration with Law Enforcement: In instances involving crime scenes, the ability for seamless collaboration with law enforcement and forensic entities ensures that cleanup activities remain in agreement with forensic requirements and do not compromise the potential value of evidence associated with a crime scene.
  • Psychological Resilience: Cultivating a positive mental and emotional mindset, given the inherently distressing and challenging nature of the encountered scenarios.

The hands-on component in this class recreates different real-world scenarios that technicians will participate in creating the safety, containment, cleaning, and verification strategies.  This includes personal protective equipment, erecting containment of affected areas within our flood house, controlled removal of affected materials and detailed, intentional cleaning protocols to remove contaminants from a variety of substrates.

We know you will experience the best hands-on training in this industry, for one of the most important services we offer within the cleaning and restoration industry!

Prerequisite:  None


Feb 27

Feb 29





Kathy Schneider




Clean Care Restoration Academy

1816 W 27th ST
Panama City, Florida 32405