Welcome to the IAI Forensic Certification Home Page

Each program consists of a rigorous educational process, a certification procedure, and re-certification requirements. Each is administered by a certification board comprised of experts in the discipline. All programs operate under the supervision of the Forensic Certification Management Board (FCMB), a sub-division of the International Association for Identification, to ensure compliance with international accreditation standards.

Training for Certification

Each certification board sets the training and education requirements for its specific discipline. At times there are cross overs such as photography training which may be applied to numerous disciplines. Some training is very specific such as latent print identification which may only be accepted by boards dealing with fingerprints. There are no exclusive or specified suppliers of training for certification for any of the certified disciplines. Each certification board will review the training documents supplied by the applicant and determine its suitability for certification training credit. From time to time the Forensic Certification Management Board (FCMB), which oversees the certification program, may publish a list of pre-approved training classes. This service is offered to potential applicants so they can direct their training effort toward a specific discipline appropriately. The training providers listed are not the exclusive source of certification training. They merely had their classes pre-approved for credit by the pertinent certification board(s). There is no current authorized list of training providers. Any lists which are distributed outside of this website are not endorsed by the FCMB or its member boards.


Useful Information

IAI Certification Program
Operations Manual

Application Fees

Overview of Steps — New Application

Overview of Steps — Renew Application

For further assistance contact:

For help with the eCert on-line application
process call the IAI office at:
(954) 589-0628

For help with certification board issues,
please contact the board directly or the
Director, FCMB at:
(732) 425-4493 or fcmb.iai@gmail.com

Certification Boards

Click on each certification type to learn more about that particular certification

Special Notice

The International Association of Identification (IAI) has implemented an eCert online application process in support of its strategic worldwide plan to improve the submission and tracking of forensic certifications.

What this means to you:

  • Easy Registration Process
  • Easy Online Application Process
  • Ability to Attach Documents Electronically
  • Ability to Save Incomplete Applications
  • Ability to Track Your Application
  • Email Notifications

Note: If you are using Google Chrome you may experience some problems with attaching documents. If you experience this problem, try a different browser such as Internet Explorer (IE) or Firefox; contact your local IT support, or call the IAI for further assistance.

The 90 day grace period for renewals has been eliminated.
All future renewal applications must be submitted prior to the certification expiration date.