Footwear Examiner Certification Renewal
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- Candidates for recertification are primarily employed in the field of Forensic Science with duties to include the examination of footwear impression evidence.
- All applicants for recertification must accumulate 80 continuing education/professional development credits during the previous 5-year period.
- All applicants for recertification must also complete a practical problem, in the area of footwear examination, provided by the Footwear Certification Board. This problem must be completed with no erroneous inclusions or exclusions. Notes, observations and all supporting documentation used to reach an opinion must be returned with the problem.
- If an applicant for recertification fails to accumulate the required number of continuing education/professional development credits during the 5 year period or they fail to complete the practical problem with no erroneous inclusions or exclusions, they will not be recertified. They may reapply for certification meeting all of the original requirements, paying the requisite fee and taking the written and practical problems established for certification.
- Anyone failing the practical test due to an erroneous inclusion or exclusion must wait for 1 year to reapply for a new certification (written and practical's).
- Those reapplying must submit a new application with all attachments plus whatever fee may be in effect at the time.