ASTM E2388 - 11

    Standard Guide for Minimum Training Requirements for Forensic Document Examiners

    Active Standard ASTM E2388 | Developed by Subcommittee: E30.90

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    The procedures outlined here are grounded in the generally accepted body of knowledge and experience in the field of forensic document examination. By following these requirements and procedures, an appropriate trainee (see 5.2) can acquire the scientific, technical, and other specialized knowledge, skill, and experience required to reliably perform the work of a forensic document examiner (Guide E444).

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides minimum requirements and procedures that should be used for the fundamental training of forensic document examiners (Guide E444).

    1.2 This guide may not cover all aspects of training for the topics addressed or for unusual or uncommon examinations.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E444 Guide for Scope of Work of Forensic Document Examiners

    E1732 Terminology Relating to Forensic Science

    E2195 Terminology Relating to the Examination of Questioned Documents


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.160 (Law. Administration); 11.020 (Medical sciences and health care facilities in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E2388-11

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