Berkeley Co. coroners receive professional certification

Published: Jul. 5, 2016 at 10:08 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2016 at 10:09 PM EDT
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MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Two members of the Berkeley County Coroner's Office earned higher credentials in the field of medicolegal death investigating.

Berkeley County Chief Deputy Coroner George M. Oliver and Deputy Coroner Kristin Mazzell are now diplomates of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, according Coroner Bill Salisbury.

Salisbury said that he encourages and supports his employees in their pursuits of personal and professional development opportunities.

The certification is approximately an 18-month process, he said. It requires at least 640 hours of investigation hours, demonstrated competencies of more than 300 death investigating tasks, and a detailed examination.

Those who receive the certification must provide documentation of 45 hours of approved continuing education to be able to recertify every five years.

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