ACFEI

Membership with ACFEI


Becoming a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute allows you to gain access to exclusive benefits and opportunities in the field of forensics.

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What are the benefits of membership?

What are the benefits of certification?

Potential Benefits to the Field:
  • »  Standardizes practices and/or standards within an industry
  • »  Advances the specialty/field
  • »  Increases cooperation between organizations in the same discipline
  • »  Provides a means for an industry to self-regulate
Potential Benefits to Those with Current Certification:
  • »  Grants recognition of knowledge and skills by a third party
  • »  Enhances professional reputation
  • »  Provides personal accomplishment
  • »  Supports continued professional development
  • »  Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field of practice
  • »  Demonstrates a specific level of knowledge and skill
  • »  Increases opportunities for career advancement and/or increased earnings
  • »  Validates skills and knowledge
  • »  Communicates credibility
  • »  Serves as a differentiator in a competitive job market
  • »  Meets employer or governmental requirements
Potential Benefits to Employers:
  • »  Improves customer satisfaction
  • »  Increases competence level of employees
  • »  Assists in making employment decisions
  • »  Provides professional development opportunities for employees
  • »  Enhances knowledge and skills
  • »  Increases confidence in employees' abilities
  • »  Demonstrates employers' commitment to competence
  • »  Provides means to establish and enforce an ethical code
  • »  Provides compliance with industry regulation/government requirements
  • »  Increases safety
Potential Benefits to the public:
  • »  Provides means to establish and enforce an ethical code
  • »  Standardizes practice and/or standards within an industry
  • »  Advances the specialty/field and increases cooperation between organizations in the same discipline
  • »  Provides a means for an industry to self-regulate
  • »  Helps in identifying qualified service providers
  • »  Increases confidence in service providers
  • »  Provides disciplinary process to follow in case of complaints

How to join ACFEI


Applying online is the fastest way to join. Alternatively, you may download the application and mail or fax it back to ACFEI.

New members will receive a welcome email within 5-7 business days (which provides you with information on how to access the member's area) and a welcome packet in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If you apply online, you will also receive a confirmation email upon submitting your application.

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Become a Diplomate Now!

The Diplomate distinction is a prestigious credential awarded by ACFEI that recognizes excellence and achievement and identifies professionals who strive for a higher level of competence. Not only does it establish the Diplomate as a distinguished top professional, it also encourages continuous professional development and promotes visibility in the field of forensic science.

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Renew a Membership

To renew your membership with the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, please complete the membership renewal form online.