On his website, document examination expert witness Richard T. Picciochi answers the following question:
What is Certification?
Certification by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE) identifies qualified scientists capable of providing forensic document services and promotes the advancement of the field through continuing education. In doing so, the Board aims to safeguard the public interest by ensuring that anyone who claims to be a specialist in forensic document examination does, in fact, possess the necessary skills and maintain their qualifications. ABFDE Diplomates are held to the highest level of professional and ethical conduct.
Certification by the ABFDE is recognized by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is accredited by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board.
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