Other certification programs exist for (but are not limited to) the following forensic science disciplines:
Document Examination (The American Board of Forensic Document Examiners [ABFDE])
Drug Analysis, Fire Debris Analysis, Molecular Biology, Trace Analysis, and General Criminalistics (ABC)
Firearms and ToolMark Identification (Association of Firearm and ToolMark Examiners [AFTE])
Forensic Odontology (The American Board of Forensic Odontology [ABFO])
Forensic Pathology (The American Board of Pathology [ABP])
Toxicology (American Board or Forensic Toxicology [ABFT])
Each of these entities has specific educational, training, and experience requirements, including a series of competency tests—both written and practical—and participation in proficiency testing, and provide continuing education/active participation by means of publication, presentation, and membership in professional organizations.
OVERSIGHT AS A REQUIREMENT OF PAUL COVERDELLFORENSIC SCIENCE IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
One way of enforcing quality control is through the conditional funding of programs. The Justice for All Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-405) that created
K.F. Martin, President, IAI. Presentation to the committee. September 19, 2007.