IAI Response to NIST Inquiry
IAI Response to the NIST Inquiry: Possible Models for the Administration and Support of Discipline-Specific Guidance Groups for Forensic Science
The International Association for Identification (IAI) represents approximately 7000 forensic professionals from around the world. We are the largest organization of active forensic science practitioners, and as such have a vested interest in the presence and operation of standard setting groups in the United States.
The IAI supports the continuation of the Scientific Working Groups (SWG's) as they create standards and provide guidance for forensic practice. These functions are in direct support of the mission of the IAI.
2014 Educational Conference
This year’s conference lectures and workshops will focus on crime scene and evidence processing with special presentations in crime scene management, medical examinations, and prosecution. Conference attendees will have the option to pick two of four offered workshops on Wednesday. Workshops include fingerprinting and biological evidence processing, drug chemistry, photography basics, and shooting documentation. KDIAI is also offering a special session on nighttime photography workshop.
Please join KDIAI in the 2014 Spring Educational Conference, held at the Holiday Inn in Lawrence, KS, on March 4-5th.
Certification Fee Reimbursement Program
Certification has become a growing necessity in the field of law enforcement and forensic science. In an attempt to encourage IAI certification, the KDIAI is introducing an application fee reimbursement program. This program allows members that are not able to have the IAI certification application fee paid for by their agency still have a chance to apply for certification.
KDIAI will reimburse $200 of the application fee for a new certification (program does not apply to re-certifications). There will be one reimbursement offered per year. The selected applicant will be chosen by the KDIAI scholarship committee and the Certification Chair.