EDT Training and Accreditation Courses

EDT Academy offers a training and accreditation program that provides both online and classroom based courses.  It is designed to enable EDT clients to become expert users of our software.  

The courses are tailored to suit specific roles that are held by eDiscovery practitioners and others typically participate in the case management process.  The courses not only develop EDT expertise, they also promote eDiscovery best practice to fine tune the knowledge and credentials of EDT users.

Whether you are responsible for the entire project management aspects, or a specific part of it, there is an EDT Academy course that is designed to suit you.

Certified EDT Reviewer (CER)

Designed for those who will be using EDT to review documents. 

Certified EDT Analyst (CEA)

Designed for those who will be using EDT to analyze, search, review, and code documents, typically those who understand the factual and legal circumstances of the case.

Certified EDT Case Manager (CECM)

Builds upon the CER certification and designed for those who will be involved in case strategy and project management. This may include early case assessment, culling, analyzing, batching documents for review, reporting review progress and sampling. This role typically provides a liaison point between the legal team and the technical team.

Certified EDT Processing Analyst (CEPA)

Designed for technical users who will be responsible for the ingestion of data, both structured load files and native and forensic files, quality assurance activities and export productions.

Certified EDT Site Administrator (CESA)

Includes and builds upon all other certifications, this course is designed for those responsible for administration of the entire EDT environment. This includes installation, upgrades, configuring and maintaining the environment, deploying new processing servers, and monitoring usage logs and metrics.



“I’ve been using EDT for many years and I love the platform so it’s exciting to become formally accredited. The online courseware easy is to use & convenient. It was fun learning a few new things too. “ says ⁩ eDiscovery luminary David Lapresi of ⁦⁦@PhillipsLytle


- David Lapresi 







“As one of EDT’s 2019 TRU Staffing Partners Legal Scholarship
Program award recipients, I wasted little Jay-Jay Flanagan-Grannemann time in completing EDT Academy's Certified EDT Reviewer (CER) training videos and examination in April. I applied for the CER scholarship in order to broaden my education in the eDiscovery field and become familiar with a new platform. I enjoyed the EDT Academy training course, and learned even more from the experience of taking the online examination. I look forward to future opportunities to work with EDT. Go zebras!”

- Jay-Jay Flanagan-Grannemann 



Stephanie Ellwood

"We chose EDT because our boutique law firm clients wanted the advantages of a cloud-based review platform, easy access, powerful analytics and collaboration but they were not prepared to impose the high fixed and variable costs of other hosted eDiscovery solutions on their clients. EDT offers an accessible path to the advantages without the human resource and cost burden. Taking the steps to become a CESA not only enriched my knowledge of the software but has allowed me to offer our clients a full understanding of the software and delve into how it can help each client's unique situation. The learning gained from the accreditation further helped me to understand the behind the scenes of EDT providing me the ability to bridge the technical aspects and our clients' eDiscovery needs."

- Stephanie Williams, Director of eDiscovery, ellwood Evidence, Inc.

Tom O'Connor EDT Graduate

"In early 2018, I was retained to assist a client in a major litigation matter. They were using EDT and I had to jump right in to a 1TB + sized database with nothing but the training manual and the help system. Fortunately EDT is extremely easy to learn and use so I hit the ground running and we ended up with a successful outcome for the client. But during the engagement I realized there were many more features to EDT than I had used and I decided to begin training certification in order to truly understand the full breadth of the feature set. Having the Review certification has helped me assist other clients since that first engagement and I plan on continuing with the remainder of the certifications to make my depth of knowledge on the product even greater."
- Tom O'Connor, Founder and Director of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center