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Registry Certification Application Process

Applications are available upon receipt of an application request form. The $50 non-refundable application fee must accompany the request form.

Included in the Registry application packet:

  1. Application Form (Code of Ethics included)
  2. Employment Verification Form verifying 640 hours of work experience and current employment in a Medical Examiner or Coroner office with the primary responsibility of death investigation (requires notarization).
  3. Professional Reference form
  4. Performance Training Guidebook Checklist with ABMDI instructions (see below for more details).

In order to be eligible to sit for the Registry exam, the individual must complete the application packet in its entirety. Note: Applicants who begin the process within one jurisdiction and subsequently move to another, must provide a notarized employment verification form from each jurisdiction indicating the length of employment.

Application materials must be completed in their entirety and returned to the ABMDI office at least 30 days prior to the desired examination date.

There is an 18 month time limit to complete the application process and sit for the exam. If, after 18 months, you have not completed all application requirements or tested, your file will become inactive and your application fee will be forfeited. You will then have to reapply and pay the application fee in order to start the process again.