The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) Is Looking to Expand Certification Examination Management Groups (CEMGs)

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Source: Daniel N. Hankinson, MS, ABC President, and Audra C. Yovanovich, MSFS, ABC Examination Committee Chair 

With the recent addition of the Biological Evidence Screening (BIO) and Forensic DNA (DNA) certification examinations, field testing of the Foundational Knowledge Exam (FKE), and the continuing development of future examinations in our quest for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024 Accreditation, the ABC is looking to expand the CEMGs for these and other certification examinations.

Do you think you may be interested in test development and management of certification examinations? Do you have a knack for writing test questions that assess the competency of a forensic scientist? We are seeking scientific experts with the knowledge, skills, and abilities within a given specialty, or other areas that may be related to a specific discipline, to help us develop and maintain certification examinations. As a CEMG member, you will be asked to generate, review, and evaluate test questions on an ongoing basis as needed. If selected, you will work under the guidance of the Examination Coordinator throughout the year. CEMG members should expect to dedicate two (2) hours per month to ABC activities on average.

CEMG members will be chosen to represent broad demographical and geographical areas across the forensic science community. Members of ABC membership organizations and ABC certificate holders are preferred, and the latter will receive one (1) point toward recertification annually.

Please take a moment to fill out the survey and upload your Statement of Qualifications or Curriculum Vitae via this link: Prospective CEMG Member survey.