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Welcome to the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (CDITC).

The objective of the CDITC remains focused upon elevating the discipline of criminal defense investigation to the level of significance and importance that it deserves.  The Council is actively pursuing the goals of professional competence and academic excellence through Certifications, Training Seminars, Distance Learning, and Academy Level Training Programs.


The Council encourages agencies and professionals actively engaged in the discipline of Criminal Defense Investigation to join the Council and pursue the nationally recognized and prestigious designation of Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI).    Are you Board Certified? 

Join the Top Criminal Defense Investigators in the World for the highest level of training available!
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The Criminal Defense
Investigation Training Council

National Criminal Defense Investigation Training Academy
40 Hours of intensive training

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June 15-19 2015!


The CDITC maintains a You Tube channel reflecting a variety of videos regarding criminal defense investigation 

February 3-7 - Department of Defense, United States Military Office of Chief Defense Counsel, Washington, DC,  24 hours -
Uncovering Reasonable Doubt:  The Component Method Training and Capital  - Instructors Brandon A. Perron, CCDI and Brad Perron, CCDI

March 6 & 7 - Public Defender, 2nd Judicial Circuit, Tallahassee, State of Florida, 16 hours - Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Component Method - Instructor Brandon A. Perron, CCDi

June 6 - California Association of Licensed Investigators, Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA, 4 hours - Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Component Method Introduction - Instructor Brandon A. Perron, CCDI

June 16-20 - CDITC National Criminal Defense Investigation Academy, Jensen Beach, Florida, 40 hours - Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Component Method, Blood Spatter and Bloodstain Interpretation, Crime Scenes, Computer Forensics, Firearms Examination - Instructors Brandon A. Perron, CCDI, Brad Perron, CCDI, Anthony Pullano, CCDI, Paul Laska, and Dennis Root. 

August 7
- National Indian Gaming Commission, Washington, DC,  The Component Method - Comprehensive Investigative Case Management - 8 hours - Instructor Brandon A. Perron, CCDI

September 5 - National Defender Investigator Association, Regional Conference, Newport Beach, CA, Bloodspatter and Bloodstain Interpretation - 4 hours - Instructor Brad Perron, CCDI

September 7-9 - Colorado State Public Defender, 12  hours - Uncovering Reasonable Doubt:  The Component Method Training, Breckenridge, CO - Instructor Brandon A. Perron, CCDI

September 26 - NY State Defender's Association, 8 hour - Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: Component Method Training, Ontario County Safety Training Facility, 2914 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424 - Instructor Brandon Perron, CCDI.

October 10 & 12 - Minnesota Public Defender, 2 days, Brainerd, MN, The Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation, Sex Crimes Investigation, Computer Forensics for the Criminal Defense Investigator - Instructors Brandon Perron, CCDI, Brad Perron, CCDI, and Anthony Pullano, CCDI.

October 22 & 23 - 5th & 8th Circuit Public Defender, hosted by the Ocala Public Defender, 2 days, Ocala, Florida,

The Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation - Instructor Brandon Perron, CCDI.

The CDITC Training Schedule 2015

Feb 12-13 - Miami Public Defender, 11th Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, Miami, Florida.  2 day Component Method Criminal Defense Investigation Certification Course - Instructor Brandon A. Perron, CCDI. - Successfully Completed.

March 19-20 - Arkansas State Public Defender, Little Rock, Arkansas.  2 day Component Method Criminal Defense Investigation Certification Course - Instructors Brandon A. Perron, CCDI and Brad Perron, CCDI, CFSI. - Successfully Completed.

May 7-9 - Florida Association of Licensed Private Investigators, 21st Annual Conference, The Hilton Cocoa Beach Ocean Front, FloridaCriminal Defense Investigation - Instructor - Brandon A. Perron, CCDI.  Visit

June 15-19 - CDITC National Criminal Defense Investigation Academy, Certification Course - Criminal Defense Investigation: The Component Method, Crime Scene & Bloodstain Detection/Interpretation, Computer Forensics, Use of Force, and Capital Case Mitigation, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Florida - Instructors  - CDITC Cadre.

July 30-31 - Florida Public Defender Investigator Association, Summer Training Conference, Bonita Springs, Florida. 
2 day Component Method Criminal Defense Investigation Certification Course - Instructors Brandon A. Perron, CCDI.


More training dates to be announced soon ....

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The CDITC is honored to welcome the United States Military into our organization.  We had the privilege to deliver the CDITC Certification Training to the investigative team of the Office of Chief Defense Counsel in Washington, D.C.  The training was attended by Navy NCIS, Army CID, and Air Force OSI agents as well as civilian investigators assigned to the team. 

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Earn a prestigious CDITC designation!


CCDI - Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator


CFI-FTER - Certified Forensic Interviewer in the FTER Method.


CFSI - Certified Forensic Science Investigator 

           (CFSI is classroom based training only - 48 hours)



* Special discounted fees and free first year's membership available!


Call 1-800-465-5233 to enroll!     CLICK ON SUCCESS FOR INFO!



The White House, Washington, D.C.   

Golden Rule Award Finalist – CDITC Intern Investigator Program


"I commend you for your commitment to the American ideal of Service.  Your efforts are going a long way toward healing and renewing your communities and serve as an inspiration to all who are striving to improve our world." 


  -  Bill Clinton - President of the United States of America  

Indiana Public Defender Council   


"I secured Mr. Perron’s services to conduct an eight hour intensive training program for criminal defense investigators here in Indiana.  The program which Mr. Perron devised, organized and single-handedly taught was the best investigator training we have ever been able to secure for our investigator members."   


  - Jodie English, Attorney at Law - Training Coordinator  

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Public Advocacy    


"Brandon Perron, the Executive Director of the CDITC, is a rare triple threat of a presenter.  He brings the rare combination of clear communication in preparation, strong substance and excellent showmanship.  He motivates and challenges investigators to perform at the highest level and take responsibility for their work and their role in the agency." 


  - Jeff Sherr, Attorney At Law - Education and Strategic Planning Manager

Colorado Public Defender

"We've heard from many attendees how much they appreciated the training.  Your are an engaging speaker which made it possible for people to actually stay tuned in for the message.  We really appreciate all you did to make this investigator conference such a success for us"

John Goglach and Pam Sharp, training organizers for the Colorado Public Defender.



Government Agency Members & Participants:

  1. United States Department of Defense (DOD) - US Military Office of Chief Defense Counsel
  2. United States Government - Federal Public Defender
  3. National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
  4. State of Virginia - Department of Criminal Justice Services
  5. State of Colorado - Public Defender Office                          
  6. State of Illinois, Cook County Public Defender - Chicago, IL         
  7. State of Connecticut - Public Defender, Quinnipiac Law School
  8. State of Indiana - Public Defender - Indianapolis, IN
  9. State of Ohio - Public Defender
  10. Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy - Frankfort, KY
  11. State of Minnesota -  Public Defender
  12. State of Iowa, Public Defender
  13. State of Florida 2nd Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Tallahasee, FL
  14. State of Florida, 4th Judicial Circuit, Public Defender, Jacksonville, FL
  15. State of Florida 5th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Ocala, FL
  16. State of Florida 8th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Gainesville, FL
  17. State of Florida 9th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Orlando, FL
  18. State of Florida, 11th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Miami, FL
  19. State of Florida, 13th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Tampa, FL
  20. State of Florida 19th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Fort Pierce, FL
  21. State of Florida, 4th District, Regional Conflict Counsel
  22. State of Missouri, Public Defender
  23. State of Wisconsin, Public Defender
  24. State of Massachusetts, CPCS Committee for Public Counsel Services
  25. State of Georgia, Public Defender
  26. State of North Carolina, Public Defender
  27. State of Arizona, Public Defender
  28. State of Louisiana, Public Defender
  29. New York State Defender Association, New York Public Defender
  30. State of New York Public Defender Association
  31. Ontario County Public Defender, State of New York
  32. State of Arkansas, Public Defender Commission

Professional Association Partners & Participants:
  1. NDIA - National Defender Investigator Association
  2. NAIS - National Association of Investigative Specialists
  3. TCDLA - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  4. FAPD - Florida Association of Public Defenders
  5. NALI - National Association of Legal Investigators
  6. PAWLI - Professional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators
  7. SCALI - South Carolina Association of Licensed Investigators
  8. LPDAM - Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts
  9. FALI - Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
  10. TALI - Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
  11. CALI - California Association of Licensed Investigators
  12. NCAPI - North Carolina Association of Private Investigators
  13. CALPI - Connecticut Association of Private Detectives
  14. GAPPI - Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators
  15. IAPI - Iowa Association of Professional Investigators
  16. MCPI - Michigan Council of Private Investigators
  17. ISPI - Indiana Society of Professional Investigators

Educational Institutions

Boston University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Northeastern University
Roger Williams College
Quinnipiac Law School
City College
Indian River State College
Kaiser University
Private Agency Members & Participants:
Ashenoff & Associates - Miami, FL

Case in Point Investigations - Manchester, NH & Boston, MA

I.R.I.S. LLC - Hartford, CT


Investigative Support Specialist, Inc - Stuart, FL

Fairfield Investigations, Jupiter, FL


Call 1-800-465-5233 to schedule a training event at your location.

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