Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification

Berla offers training in the acquisition and analysis of data from vehicle systems to forensic examiners and investigators in the law enforcement and private sector communities. This training is focused on OEM-installed infotainment and telematics systems such as Microsoft SYNC™, MyFord Touch™, COMAND™, OnStar™, Uconnect™, ConnectedDrive™, Entune™, Mylink™, IntelliLink™ and CUE™.

This course is designed for all levels of experience and takes an interactive approach. A key component in all of our courses is to understand the technology behind the targeted devices, how they work and why they store specific data. This is critical in being able to articulate any findings and upholding them in court.


Course Overview

The five-day Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification course is structured to provide investigators with the necessary skills to acquire and analyze data from OEM-installed infotainment and telematics systems, and prepare them to qualify as an expert witness and testify in court. This training will give investigators a solid understanding of vehicle networks and how data is transmitted between the various electronic control units in a vehicle. It will also build the skills necessary to conduct a full forensic examination and produce a final report.

Course Objectives

This training class is a hands-on course and will provide investigators with experience acquiring and analyzing data from a multitude of infotainment and telematics systems, and in a manner consistent with the best practices of handling digital evidence.


Upcoming Courses

Date Course Location Host Status
23-27 October 2017 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Worcester, England West Mercia Police Open
30 October – 3 November 2017 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Hamburg, Germany Open
4-8 December 2017 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Kansas City, MO FBI Regional Forensics Lab Govt. & LEO
15-19 January 2018 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Pretoria, South Africa Risk Diversion Open
22-26 January 2018 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Annapolis, MD Berla Headquarters Open
29 January – 2 February 2018 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification San Jose, CA Blackbag Headquarters Open
12-16 February 2018 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Pinellas County, FL Open
26 February – 2 March 2018 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Brisbane, Australia Open
5 – 9 March 2018 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Singapore Open
12 – 16 March 2018 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Texas Open
19 – 23 March 2018 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Annapolis, MD Berla Headquarters Open
9 – 13 April 2018 Vehicle Forensics & iVe Certification Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma Highway Patrol Open