Forensic DNA Examination
The Forensic DNA certification examination is designed for individuals who meet the education, training, and experience requirements of the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories or DNA Databasing Laboratories and who are actively working in a forensic science laboratory performing DNA analysis work. This work may include, but is not limited to, analysis, interpretation, and/or review of human DNA using autosomal-STR, Y-STR, and/or mitochondrial sequencing systems. These activities may be conducted in either Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories or DNA Databasing Laboratories.
The examination consists of 75 questions, plus 15 pilot questions. The examination lasts up to 2 hours, 15 minutes.
Qualifications for initial certification and recertification are found in the Certification Scheme.
Duties and associated tasks used to develop the certification examination are located in the Job Description.
The examination outline, suggested references, and example questions are contained in the Study Guide.
For more information on the duties, tasks, skills, etc. that were considered in developing the examination, review the Examination Blueprint and DACUM Research Chart.