International Crime Scene Investigators Association
Scene Investigator's Certification Requirements
- Must be actively employed by law
- Must have at least 2 years experience in
crime scene processing.
- Must have successfully completed at least
50 hours of crime scene processing courses.
- Must complete the application form for
certification with ICSIA.
- Must pass a comprehensive written
examination of 100 questions.
- Must pass a written test of a paper mock
- Must submit digital photos of a macro
- Must submit digital photos of a night
- Must submit three actual crime scene cases
you have personally worked.
Each case must included:
A. Digital photographs of the scene
B. Digital photos of the evidence (FP, Tiretrack, Shoe Print,
Toolmark, Bite Mark, Wounds, etc.,
C. A comprehensive crime scene report
D. A list of evidence collected
E. Sketch of the crime scene.
The following are the three type of crime scenes to be submitted
- Outdoor Crime Scene
- Indoor Crime Scene
- Motor vehicle crime scene
- An affidavit that states what you have
submitted is of your own work and not that of others.
The current application fee for Certification is $50.00 USD but
will increase to $100.00 as of January 1, 2018.
The process to complete the certification can be completed in as
little as 2 months but the average so far is 3-6 months.
All materials submitted for certification will be done via the
internet or on a CD.
We STRONGLY recommend the
ICSIA Training Checklist be downloaded and reviewed. The topics
covered on the 7 page checklist is the minimum knowledge and ability
required to pass the written exam and sets the tone for the ability
to process the crime scenes being submitted for assessment.
also require the Certification Committee,
is contacted BEFORE you start the process for
clarification and further submitting instructions.
Download the Certification
Download the Affidavit here
Download Membership Application
RE-CERTIFICATION requirements click here.