FEPAC Accepting Accreditation Applications for 2022/2023 Consideration


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Source:  Nancy J. Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation Coordinator

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is currently accepting applications for forensic science, forensic digital evidence, and crime scene investigations programs for review during the 2022 review cycle.

FEPAC’s primary mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of forensic science education through a formal evaluation and accreditation system for college-level academic programs that lead to a baccalaureate or graduate degree.

FEPAC accredits forensic science education programs that lead to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in forensic science or in a natural or computer science with a forensic science concentration.

New in 2021: FEPAC has established standards that will lead to a bachelor’s degree in crime scene investigations. Eligible programs must be located in a regionally accredited institution of higher education that requires state, province, or equivalent approval.

Forensic science programs outside the United States are also eligible if they do not have an established forensic science education accreditation system in their jurisdiction.

For additional information on accreditation and detailed FEPAC requirements, please review the FEPAC Accreditation Standards. Detailed accreditation information and instructions can be accessed through this, the FEPAC website Accreditation. Here you will find the FEPAC Standards, applications for undergraduate and graduate programs, FEPAC Policies & Procedures, and other documents that will be helpful in completing your application.

Download the application forms to your hard drive for completion. Once done, forward the completed form to Nancy Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation Coordinator (njackson@aafs.org) or by mail to;

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
FEPAC Education Programs Accreditation Commission
410 N. 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Please forward you questions to Nancy Jackson at the email address above.

Deadline for submission of applications is March 1, 2022.