FEPAC Calls for Comments on Proposed Updates to Forensic Science Standards

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Director of Development and Accreditation Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies & Procedures, Policy 4.10 Review of Standards states that FEPAC is tasked with conducting ongoing and comprehensive reviews of its accreditation standards in order to verify that they adequately evaluate educational quality and are relevant […]


FEPAC Proposes Forensic Investigation Standards – Call for Comments

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is asking for your comments on and reaction to the proposed standards shown below for academic programs in forensic investigation and related areas. Background: FEPAC has recently been discussing the possibility of expanding the scope of its accreditation activities to areas other than classic forensic science/criminalistics. A […]


FEPAC Revises Undergraduate Digital Evidence Standards for Public Comment

Over the course of the last two years, FEPAC and a subcommittee comprised of educators and practitioner experts in the field conducted an in depth review of the FEPAC standards as they relate to Digital & Multimedia Forensic Science. The review was initiated as a result of concerns expressed by the computer science community that […]


FEPAC Statement of Support for the Expansion of Pattern Evidence Curricula

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) encourages universities providing forensic science degrees to develop and implement pattern evidence degree programs. FEPAC believes that a paradigm shift in the education and training of pattern evidence disciplines such as latent print analysis, firearms and tool marks analysis, handwriting analysis, and impressions analysis is needed. The […]


FEPAC Proposes Revised Standards for Digital Evidence Program

Over the course of the past two years, the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) and a subcommittee comprised of educators and practitioner experts in the field conducted an in-depth review of the FEPAC standards as they relate to Digital & Multimedia Forensic Science. The review was initiated as a result of concerns expressed […]


FEPAC Call for Comment on Proposed Standards Updates – Digital Evidence 2015

Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies & Procedures, Policy 4.10 Review of Standards, FEPAC is tasked with conducting ongoing and comprehensive reviews of its accreditation standards to verify they adequately evaluate educational quality and are relevant to the education needs of students seeking a career in forensic science. During a […]


Planning & Development

Source: Nancy Jackson, Director of Development and Accreditation At the February 2015 FEPAC meeting, the Commission reviewed documents relating to institutions with pending awards of accreditation.  The Commission voted to award Full Accreditation (five-year term) to the following programs:  Boston University School of Medicine for the Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Forensic Science, Florida International […]