Applicants

Application to Sit for the Certification Examination in Forensic Anthropology

Requirements of the Applicant

The Applicant Must:

  • Be a person of good moral character, high integrity, good repute, and must possess high ethical and professional standards;
  • Be a permanent resident of the United States, Canada, or their territories;
    • Individuals, who are not permanent residents of the United States, Canada, or their territories, may petition the Board of Directors for a waiver to be considered to apply to sit for the board certification examination. The decision to consider this waiver is at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  • Possess an earned doctoral degree in anthropology with an emphasis in physical/biological anthropology; Note: The ABFA recognizes that a doctoral degree in forensic anthropology may not be offered in some educational settings and consideration of other degrees will be assessed on a case by case basis. Decisions regarding waivers for the type of degree and the field of study will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  • Have three years of professional experience in forensic anthropology after being awarded a doctoral degree or its equivalent. Applicants who receive their doctoral diploma in the spring semester three years prior to the April 1 deadline are permitted to apply.
  • All correspondence and any associated documents must be in English.

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