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Board Certification Application Process

Applications are available upon receipt of an application request form, which is available in the brochure or online. The $100 non-refundable application fee must accompany the request form. Application materials must be completed in their entirety and returned to the ABMDI office at least 30 days prior to the desired examination date.

Included in the Board Certified application packet:

  1. Application Form (Code of Ethics included)
  2. Employment Verification Form (requiring notarization by a third-party notary)
  3. Forensic Science Specialist Reference form
  4. Administrator/Supervisor Reference form
  5. Law Enforcement Reference form

In addition to the forms above, you must submit either a copy of at least an Associates Degree or a letter from the Registrar's Office of your college or university verifying your college degree. Transcripts are not necessary; all we need is verification of your degree.

There is an 18-month time limit to complete the application process. If, after 18-months, you have not completed all application requirements and scheduled an examination, your Board Certification file will become inactive. You will have to reapply and pay the application fee in order to start the process again.