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Certification is only conferred upon individuals who meet the strict criteria established by the IBFES.   The applicant's education, professional forensic experience, competence in technical matters and ethics issues, and general knowledge are all considered during a process of peer review, culminating in both written and oral examination.  Applicants are additionally required to accept and agree to be bound by the IBFES Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct in their professional engineering science practice.

● To determine if you may be qualified to apply for certification by the IBFES, refer to the following document:  Download the IBFES Information Package here (PDF).

● For application forms and instructions on the certification process, download and refer to the following document: Download the IBFES Application Package here (PDF).


     Note:   The deadline for submitting a completed application for certification is September 1st of each year.

       This examination is currently being developed with offerings anticipated to begin in late 2021


       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 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.



   Forensic Engineering Scientist Screening Examination:

The IBFES Screening certification examination is designed for individuals who are actively working in a forensic engineering scientist capacity.

This work may include, but is not limited to, performing site visits, engineering analysis, forensic engineering reports and studies and court

room presentations to a forensic standard.

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