Certification of Forensic Scientists

While accreditation of crime laboratories is required in Texas (see DPS Crime Lab Accreditation), certification of individual Forensic Scientists is not required. However, voluntary certification is available to the forensic scientist and is recognized as an additional measure of quality assurance and credentialing.

For more information on certification, the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board (FSAB), which was formed by the members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, recognizes and accredits certain organizations which certify individual Forensic Scientists. Here is a list of organizations which certify Forensic Scientists (www.theFSAB.org/accredited.htm).