ASTM WK67866

    New Practice for Crime Scene Investigator Training, Continuing Education, Professional Development, Certification, and Accreditation

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E30.11 | Committee E30 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice provides foundational requirements for the training, continuing education, professional development, certification, and accreditation of crime scene investigators/unit(s) to include training criteria to competency, documentation, and implementation of training and continuous development. This information is intended for crime scene investigators to help establish a training framework with program structure and content; for crime scene investigators as they acquire and maintain their knowledge, skills, and abilities; and for forensic science service providers to manage and support the continuous professional development of their employees. 1.2 This practice outlines minimum training criteria and provides general information, approaches, and resources for crime scene investigators. This practice does not address proficiency testing programs or specific requirements of professional certification and licensure bodies, although the foundational requirements may be essential elements for such programs.


    continuing education; professional development; competency; training; forensic science; certification; accreditation; crime scene investigation; crime scene; CSI


    There is currently no consensus standard that addresses the training, continuing education, or accreditation requirements for crime scene investigators. This standard aims at addressing this gap.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Kessler

    Draft Under Development