Managing a Digital Forensics Lab

The IACIS Managing a Digital Forensics Laboratory (MDFL) Training Program is a 16-hour course designed to teach supervisors, managers, and executives the best practices for operating a digital forensics laboratory.

The course is designed for supervisors or managers who are responsible for supervising a digital forensics unit or laboratory. Topics include understanding digital forensics, managing a multi-generational environment, training and certification of examiners, case and evidence management, and developing quality practices.

Topics include but are not limited to: 

  • What is Digital Forensics?
  • Types of digital forensics exams.
  • Conducting examinations of digital evidence.
  • Case and evidence management.
  • Funding a digital forensic lab.
  • Understanding the new generation.
  • Commitment to Quality
    • Competency and proficiency testing,
    • Technical/Peer Review process,
    • Software and Equipment verification, 
    • Training and certification of examiners,
    • Development of laboratory policies and procedures.

WHEN:  May 1 – 2, 2025

COST: $250.00 US Dollars

EQUIPMENT: No additional equipment will be given for this course.



REGISTRATION: 2025 Course Registration will open in August 2024.

Existing IACIS members, simply log in with your credentials and go to the Products page to purchase and register for the course.

For non-IACIS members, the membership fee is waived with the purchase of the training course; however, to register for the course, you must complete a membership application at the time of purchase. Purchase the training course HERE.

****Payment MUST BE RECEIVED at least 45 days prior to the first day of class. Any payment arrangements other than payment through the website or payment via invoice must be approved by the IACIS Treasurer prior to admittance into the course. Please contact the treasurer for questions and approval (

Cancellations within 45 days from the start of class to 31 days from the start of class will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds within 30 days from the start of class.****

* On-Site Check-in Times (student pickup of equipment, ID card, IACIS info) are:

             Wednesday, April 30, 2024: 1800 – 2000

             Thursday, May 1, 2025: 0700 – 0800

* Please make arrangements to arrive in time to check-in so that you may be in class promptly on the first day.


Please read the following notes regarding this class:

  1. Classes begin at 8:00 AM ET and conclude at 5:00 PM ET each day, with a one-hour lunch break. Classes will end at 4:00 PM ET on the last day of class. Please do not arrange for departing flights prior to 7:00 PM ET to allow time for travel to the airport and any security clearances.
  2. The dress code for the conference is business casual (collared shirts and slacks). The wearing of shorts, flip-flops, tank tops, etc., is not allowed in the classroom. Personal computers are not permitted in the classroom. Students are required to attend all classes to successfully complete the program. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirements will not be issued a certificate at the conclusion of the program.

HOTEL BOOKING: Hotel booking will open once classes have been opened for registration.

The course will be taught at the Caribe Royale Hotel, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821 (USA). This hotel is 16 miles from the Orlando International Airport, has a large pool and spacious workout facility, and is close to Disney World and Universal Studios.

Book via the Caribe Royale Hotel site here. Hotel booking will open once classes have been opened for registration. If you choose to stay at a different hotel and commute to the conference, you may be subject to parking fees per conference center policy.

Or book via phone by calling the following numbers:

Reservations Toll-Free: 1-800-823-8300/1-888-258-7501 or the local number 407-238-8000.

CANCELLATION INFO: If IACIS is unable to hold the Orlando training event, then all students who have registered and paid will have the option of a full refund or a reserved seat at next year’s training event.  IACIS is not responsible for any outside expenses (e.g., travel and accommodation) in the event of the training event being canceled.  Anyone who paid for training will receive complimentary membership through the year that his/her training takes place.