Forensic Certification Programs
What is Certification?
Certification is the process through which an organization grants recognition to an individual, organization, process, service, or product that meets certain established criteria.
What is a Certificate Program?
A certificate program is an educational program that results in a certificate of completion rather than a degree.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is the process by which a credentialing or educational program is evaluated against defined standards, and when in compliance with these standards, is awarded recognition by a third party. The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute® is currently aligning its certification programs with NCCA standards in anticipation of applying for accreditation through NCCA for its certifications.
Becoming certified may enhance your education and assist you in obtaining a job, attaining a promotion, or validating education and experience. Some added benefits for becoming certified may include recognition of knowledge and skills by a third party, continued professional development, demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field, and is a differentiator in a competitive job market.
Please note that certification does not give you legal permission to practice or work within a specific field. Only licensure can provide that.
The Certified Instructor, CI Program provides an opportunity for members to teach ACFEI credentialing programs in a specific field or area of expertise. CI has three levels—instructor, senior instructor, and master instructor.
Investigating criminal behavior involves many different facets. Investigators must identify the crime scene, look for evidence, conduct interviews, properly identify and handle evidence, and testify in court.
Medical investigators are often asked to do many different things: analyze a crime scene, recognize signs of violence or attack in victims, and analyze DNA evidence.
Forensic consultants will be assessed on knowledge and competency in areas relating to consultation services, litigation processes, general legal principles, witness payment, the discovery process, the deposition, and the trial.
Forensic nurses are registered nurses with experience in identifying forms of violence, interpreting injury presentation, preserving and collecting evidence, and understanding components of a medical/forensic examination.
Forensic physicians hold an integral role in determining the outcome of many important court cases. Often, in extreme cases of assault, murder, or rape, a physician can unlock the information to put an assailant in jail or to exonerate the innocent.
Forensic social work is the application of social work to issues relating to the law and legal system, both civil and criminal. By becoming certified in forensic social work, you demonstrate specialized skills and competency that complement your work.
The Certified in Survival Mindset, CSM® program is a credential essential to physical and psychological survival before, during, and after a critical incident.