FEPAC Calls for Comments on Proposed Updates to Forensic Science Standards

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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 to the educational needs of students seeking a career in forensic science.

Over the past year, FEPAC has conducted its five-year, in-depth review of these forensic science standards.  As a result of the review, the Commission has proposed updates to its current forensic science standards. You may access the proposed changes here. This document provides all changes in red, as well as the rationale for each change.

Please submit your comments before February 1, 2017, to Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Director of Development and Accreditation, at njackson@aafs.org.

Thank you.