Professional certification in the forensic sciences is an important part of maintaining educational standards and professional practices. Anyone seriously considering entering a forensic science as a profession should review the certification requirements and begin to accumulate the education and experience required to both pass the exams and qualify for diplomate or fellow status.

American Board of Criminalistics
Jennifer S. Mihalovich
(510) 265-3386

American Board of Forensic Anthropology
President: Frank P. Saul
Lucas County Coroner's Office
2529 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614-2674
(419) 213-2908
Fax: (419) 213-3941

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
President: Joyce Lauterbach 
7887 San Felipe, Suite 122
Houston, TX  77063 
(713) 784-9537

American Board of Forensic Odontology
President: L. Thomas Johnson
MEdical Examiner's Office
933 West Highland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 332-8008
E-mail: tjohns@execpc.com

American Board of Forensic Toxicology
President: Yale H. Caplan, PhD
National Scientific Services
3411 Philips Drive
Baltimore, MD 21208
(410) 486-7486
Fax: (410) 653-4824
E-mail: ForTox@aol.com