The purpose of the Requalification process is to determine and document that a diplomate or forensic toxicology specialist has maintained qualifications and continues an acceptable practice of forensic toxicology.
Requirements For Requalification
Diplomates and forensic toxicology specialists must demonstrate that there is not contrary evidence to their continued good moral character, integrity and high ethical and professional standing.
Diplomates and forensic toxicology specialists must document evidence of continued professional activity in forensic toxicology such as education/training, meetings, workshops, practice, research, teaching or administration.
Diplomates and forensic toxicology specialists must document evidence of continuing education in forensic toxicology or related fields and/or other evidence of contributions to the science or profession of forensic toxicology.
Procedure For Requalification
At least six months before the end of the current Certification or Requalification time period, Diplomates and Forensic Toxicology Specialists will receive a Requalification Application form together with instruction for completing the application.
Upon the timely receipt of the application and supporting documents, the Committee on Credentials and Requalification will review the application. Some cases may be submitted to the full Board of Directors who vote on whether or not the Diplomate or Forensic Toxicology Specialist should be requalified. Requalification is for five (5) years commencing at the end of the prior Certification or Requalification time period.
Requalified Diplomates and Forensic Toxicology Specialists will receive notification together with a Certificate of Requalification.