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LEVA Level 1: Forensic Video Analysis & The Law: Miami, FL

February 26, 2024 @ 8:00 am - March 1, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

February 26 – March 1, 2024

Who Can Apply?

    • Employees of any US ONLY federal, state/provincial, or local public safety agency, such as, attorney’s offices, the Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Homeland Security and private / corporate entities may apply.  Restriction is mandated by course host.

Course Overview:

The increased use of digital video systems by the general public has made digital multimedia evidence (DME) a significant and integral part of modern criminal and civil investigations. Since there is no standard video recording system in use, the need for trained individuals who know how to properly recover this type of evidence has increased. Properly acquiring DME is crucial, as all other processes or use of the video is impacted by accuracy of the recovery. This course introduces and provides a fundamental understanding of DME, introduces the types of systems likely to be encountered, discusses legal issues related to DME, and focuses on the proper recovery of DME.  Level 1 prepares first responders such as officers, detectives, and crime scene investigators who may be responsible for collecting video evidence with the strong foundation needed for the correct recovery of the evidence along with methods for accurately disseminating information derived from the recovered video. This class is also the first step for those students pursuing the Certified Forensic Video Technician (CFVT) or Certified Forensic Video Analysts (CFVA) certification and prepares the students for advanced classes in the field.

Location: US Secret Service Field Office, 10350 NW 112th Ave, Miami, FL 33178.

Instructors: Detective Dean Brown, Detective M.T. Brown,  Detective Ed Baker (Ret.), Jonathan Hak, KC.

LAB SYSTEMS: LEVA provides laptops with all needed software. Many have successfully completed the class who use a system or software other than the ones on LEVA Mobile Lab laptops. LEVA instruction team members guide students through necessary keystrokes during the class.

LEVA membership is not required to attend Level 1.

ALREADY A MEMBER? Log-in to automatically receive the proper tuition rate.  Others select the SEND INVOICE payment option and the appropriate rate will be invoiced.  Questions? Email training@leva.org.

Credits and Certificate:

LEVA will also issue a certificate to each student who passes the course.

Completing this course is required before attending the LEVA Level 2 course, “Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing.”

Successful completion of this basic level course satisfies a requirement toward LEVA’s Forensic Video Analyst and Technician certifications.

Students not seeking Certification may receive a Certificate of Attendance without taking the final course written examination.

  • At anytime during the course, a student may elect not to take the final exam and are eligible to retake the exam.
  • Only those students, who achieve a passing grade in the course, including the final exam, will receive a Certificate of Completion.  All others will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
  • Students must achieve a Certificate of Completion in lower level courses in order to be eligible to write a higher-level exam.
  • Any rescheduled exam must be taken within three months of the course taken and may be done virtually.
  • Students may retake an exam only once.  If a passing score is not achieved, the student  must retake the course.
  • Click HERE to review the full policy on retaking exams and fees.

Travel & Accommodation:

Class begins at 0730 Monday only. The remainder of the week start time is 0800. On Friday, class will be dismissed by 3:30 PM. Those flying home should make return reservations that depart no earlier than 6:30 PM.

Students are responsible for securing their own lodging and all ground transportation to / from the airport and between the hotel and class each day.

Nearest major airport: Miami International  (MIA): 25 minutes from training site.

Parking is free at training location.

MEALS: All meals are the responsibility of the student. Closest eating locations are across the street. None on site.


  • $1,500 ( US government employees only: i.e. law enforcement, district attorney’s office, etc.)
NOTE:  Registering only serves as a placeholder. Tuition payment secures the seat.

Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by February 9, 2024. You can pay on-line when registering. Other payment options are check, wire transfer and credit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express only).




Fill in the online application by February 2, 2024.

You will be notified via e-­mail that your application was received and its status of acceptance.

Click HERE to register.

Essential Disclaimer:

Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the 40-hour curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. Registering for any LEVA class indicates they fully understand they are not receiving any certification from this course alone and must refer to this training as LEVA’s on their resume, CV or any discoverable document. This class is not conducted to officially endorse any product or service.

Additional Information:

For additional information regarding this course, contact Mr. Jan Garvin, LEVA Executive Director, at (540) 842-1742 or email: training@leva.org


February 26, 2024 @ 8:00 am
March 1, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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US Secret Service Field Office – Miami
10350 NW 112th Ave, Miami, FL
Miami, FL 33178 United States
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