International Association for Identification Certifications
Two changes have recently been made to all IAI certification programs that may affect some individuals currently certified. Those changes are as follows:
Questions? Please contact the secretary of the appropriate certification board for more information.
Certification Testing Fees
Effective January 1, 2012, the fee structure for IAI certification will be:
Local divisions will continue to receive $50.00 to defer costs relating to background checking and proctoring the examination.
Bloodstain Pattern Examiner Certification
Bloodstain Pattern Examiner Certification requirements vary, but may include actual training as well as oral and/or visual presentations and an examination with a passing score of 75 percent.
Crime Scene Certification is a tri-level program:
Each level requires a vigorous testing process with a minimum passing score of 75 percent.
Footwear Certification requires that applicants meet specified requirements prior to beginning the testing process, which consists of a written and practical test.
Due to the multifaceted nature of Forensic Art, revisions have recently been made to the certification process that now opens Forensic Art Certification to practitioners of Facial Reconstruction and Age Progression as well as Composite Art.
Latent Print Certification tests pattern interpretation of inked fingerprints and comparison of latent prints. In addition, multiple-choice questions cover every facet of the science of fingerprints. Each applicant for this certification must submit a case, including testimony and charted enlargements, to the Latent Print Certification Board.