IAI Certification Application Overview

Overview of Steps — Renew Application

  1. Personal
    • Personal (General Information)
      • General personal information such as legal name, birth date, and IAI member number.
    • Personal (Address Information)
      • Your personal address.
    • Personal (Contact Information)
      • The best way to contact you (email / phone number).
  2. Professional
    • Professional (Work History)
      • Detailed information about your previous employers and supervisors for the last five years.
  3. Full-time Forensic Casework
    • You may claim 4 credits per year of full-time forensic casework related to this certification.
    • Full-time means that greater than 50% of your professional time is performing this function.
  4. Participation / Attendance At Forensic Meetings
    • Registered attendance at the IAI Annual International Educational Conference, other IAI state or regional conferences or other forensic meetings recognized by the certification board during the five year recertification period.
      • You may claim 2 credits per half day.
      • You may claim a maximum of 60 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
    • Presentation of a paper.
      • You may claim 5 credits for each paper.
      • You may claim a maximum of 40 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
    • Participation in a panel discussion / plenary discusion / poster presentation.
      • You may claim 5 credits each.
      • You may claim a maximum of 40 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
    • Conduct a training workshop or seminar for forensic examiners within the forensic disciplines.
      • You may claim 5 credits for each half-day presentation.
      • You may claim a maximum of 40 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
    • Conduct a training workshop for non-examiners.
      • You may claim up to 3 credits for each half-day presentation.
      • You may claim a maximum of 20 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
  5. Articles Published In Board Recognized Forensic Journals
    • You may claim up to 10 credits per article.
    • You may claim a maximum of 20 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
  6. Attendance Or Participation In A Course, Workshop, Or In- Service Training Recognized By The Certification Board
    • You may claim 2 credits per half-day.
    • You may claim a maximum of 60 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
  7. Holding An Office Or Serving On A Committee In A Forensic Society Recognized By The Certification Board Or Performing An Official Service For A Forensic Journal Publiciation
    • You may claim 5 credits for each year served.
    • You may claim a maximum of 20 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
  8. Membership In A Forensic Society Recognized By The Certification Board
    • You may claim 1 credit for each year of membership.
    • You may claim a maximum of 20 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
  9. Acting As The Primary Provider Of On-The-Job Training For Novice Forensic Examiners
    • You may claim 5 credits for each year training is provided.
    • You may claim a maximum of 20 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
  10. Providing A Written Summary (250 word minimum) Of An Article Written By Another Forensic Examiner Or Related Professional And Published.
    • You may claim 2 credits for each article.
    • You may claim a maximum of 32 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
  11. Any Other Activity That An Applicant Feels Should Be Considered
    • Examples: Teaching forensic related college courses, research and presentations to the general public, etc.
    • You may claim a maximum of 24 credits out of the 80 needed for recertification.
  12. Ethics
    • Information about your moral character and criminal history.
    • You must read and agree to the IAI's Code of Ethics.