The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) will continue accepting applications for the written portion of the certification test through COB Monday, August 13. The exam will be administered during the August 20-31 time period. Apply now by submitting test application(s), fees, and proctor contact information to the AFTE Certification Programs Chairman by 5:00 PM EST on August 13, 2012.
Information and forms can be found on the AFTE website: http://www.afte.org/AssociationInfo/a_certification.htm
The new online test format, converted from paper to web for AFTE by NFSTC, allows candidates to complete both the written and practical portions of the exam at or near their workplace, without the extra time and expense of traveling. The fee for the online exam is $50.
Qualified applicants can choose to pursue certification in any or all of three subject areas:
- Firearm Evidence Examination and Identification
- Toolmark Evidence Examination and Identification
- Gunshot Residue Evidence Examination and Identification
To ensure the integrity of the exam, the online written exam must be proctored by a certified member of a forensic professional organization that has an enforced ethics code. Details can be found on the page linked above.
Candidates will have another opportunity to take the online exam between October 22-November 2, 2012 and applications for those dates are also being accepted.