The National Institute of Forensic Studies is a technical resource for claims professionals, attorneys, risk managers and forensic experts to gain knowledge in science and technology on which to base daily decisions during routine claims handling.


Benefits of NIFS training include:

Recognizing subrogation potential more readily

Identifying fraud

Enhanced negotiation skills

Argue your case more effectively

Analyze opposing expert's work

Cross examine opposing experts effectively

Gain more confidence in decision-making

Have better expert retention success

Better determine the merits of a case


NIFS has been providing quality training since 1980. Our program formats are short-course seminars emphasizing hands on learning provided at select times and locations as well as customized in-house training.


Continued Education Approved Provider:

State Bar of California for awarding Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits for attorneys

Continuing Professional Development Program for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCUs)

California Institute for Professional Investigators (C.I.P.I.)

California Association for Licensed Investigators (C.A.L.I.)

The Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR)

Registered Professional Adjusters (RPA)


Program Subjects Include:

Biomechanics/Injury Causation

Construction Defects/Principles

Code Compliance

Failure Analysis

Fire Inspections (Property and Auto)

Industrial Hygiene

Safety (OSHA)

Vehicle Documentation

Low-Speed Collisions/Injury Causation

Mold, Toxicology and Environment

Occupant Kinematics

Property Failures and Subrogation

Specialty Courses for Municipalities & Self-insured


Tire Failures

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