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Latest News from the IAI Latent Print Certification Board

Check out all the latest news about the Latent Print Certification Program and the Certification Board here. As new updates are received, they will be posted for your information.

San Antonio Conference
At the recent IAI Conference LPCB open meeting in San Antonio, TX, there was a lot of interest in the Recertification test amid the concerns of an individual who had failed the test. The following is the Powerpoint presentation that the LPCB presented at the meeting. It also contains the updated information of the board’s activities over the past year.
It was also announced that the Pattern Recognition portion (part 3) of the initial Certification test has been eliminated, effective Sept 1st 2018. 

Recap of the Certification Test
Recap of the Recertification Test
IMPORTANT NOTE: You need to ensure your personal profile on eCert is up-to-date and is kept up-to-date to avoid a lapse in your certification. You must provide a current personal email address in your profile. Presently, eCert continues to experience problems with Hotmail accounts so it is recommended using an alternative email provider. Recert renewal notifications are only made by email and lack of receipt of a notification will NOT qualify you for an exemption on late renewals.
If you are having technical or login issues with eCert, please direct all enquiries in a timely manner to Mary Ballen at the IAI home office (954-589-0628).
Courses Accepted for Credit Towards Certification and Recertification
All courses accepted for credit for either a new certification or recertification application must be submitted to the LPCB for review. All courses must contain topics related to the latent print discipline. Courses which will NOT be accepted are general crime scene courses, or courses that are covered under another certification program.
If you are a course instructor and you wish to have your course added to our list, you must provide a syllabus to the LPC Board member Tim Fayle for approval.  The course syllabus needs to include a course overview (including course objectives, outcomes, etc.) and a course schedule, showing a breakdown of how the hours are spent/allocated for each topic. Internal training programs need to provide the same information. Please contact the Latent Print Board for the appropriate form.
A full list of courses accepted for LPCB credit is available here for download. This information will be updated quarterly.
Please note that acceptance of courses for credit is NOT an endorsement of the training by the LPCB.

Digital/On-Screen Testing
Work is continuing on this initiative. To date, we have conducted on-screen testing at the past three conferences and also offer on-screen testing at Regional and Divisional conferences and seminars upon request. Currently this would be dependent upon securing the requisite proctors in your specific area.

Note: Hard copies of the comparison materials are still provided to all digital test takers and use of digital media is an additional option for those who choose to use it.

LPC Board Members
Your 2018-2019 Latent Print Certification Board Members are: Stephanie HOWARD, Chair, Anne STEINMETZ, Secretary, Tim FAYLE, Jamie BUSH, Shannon PRINCE, Kaitlin DELPHY and Matt MARVIN. Congratulations to Matt as the successful candidate to the Board and we look forward to working with him.
Our sincere thanks to outgoing board member Kelley Counts for his service to the Board over the past three years. Due to the ongoing digital solution initiative that Kelley had been working on, he has agreed to stay on in a Special Advisory role for one year to assist in the progress of this initiative.

There will be opportunities for election to the board next year for those of you who may be interested in applying. All applications for board positions must be received by the Secretary in writing no later than 30 days prior to the annual conference.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please forward these to the LPCB Secretary.