Established in 1977
Accredited by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board

 
  
    
 

Speakers Bureau

ABFDE Speakers are available for presentations to the legal and public policy communities. To schedule a Speaker, please email: marie.durina@sdsheriff.org

 
 

Who Are We?

The American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Inc.® (ABFDE) was established in 1977. The Board’s objectives are two-fold:  to establish, maintain and enhance standards of qualification for those who practice forensic document examination, and to certify applicants who comply with ABFDE requirements for this expertise. In doing so, the Board aims to safeguard the public interest by ensuring that anyone who claims to be a specialist in forensic document examination does, in fact, possess the necessary skills and qualifications.

The ABFDE is sponsored by the Canadian Society of Forensic Science, the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, the Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners, and the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners, and also is recognized by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Association for Identification, the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists.

The ABFDE is the only certifying body that can claim such sponsorship and recognition.

 

 

Upcoming Dates & Locations for Testing

AAFS
February 19, 2014
Seattle Washington

ASQDE
August 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

Upcoming Workshops

At SAFDE meeting
April 23
Duluth, GA
Demystifying ABFDE Certification

At MAAFS meeting
May 20, 2014
State College, PA

Demystifying ABFDE Certification

Employment Opportunities

Job openings:
USSS (Washington, DC) Document Analyst (GS 12/13)
open through April 18, 2014

 


 
 

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