• American Board of Forensic Document Examiners

  • American Board of Forensic Toxicology

  • American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators

  • Board of Forensic Document Examiners

  • International Institute of Forensic Engineering Sciences

IAI also has established certification programs in:

  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Footwear

  • Forensic Art

  • Forensic Photography/Imaging

  • Latent Print

  • Tenprint Fingerprint40

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 COVERDELL FORENSIC 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

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K.F. Martin, President, IAI. Presentation to the committee. September 19, 2007.



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