Continuing Education

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Examples of ABFT-Approved Resources for Continuing Education

In general, the ABFT will approve Continuing Education that meets to following criteria:

- The activity is in the field of forensic toxicology, as determined by the ABFT.

- The activity can be fully documented through the availability of a certificate of completion and/or paid registration receipt.

Examples of acceptable Continuing Education include, but are not limited to:

-  Attending Workshops / Presentations at forensic toxicology‐related scientific meetings including, but not limited to, the                     AAFS, CAT, SOFT and TIAFT

-  Presenting at a workshop, or scientific session (platform or poster) at forensic toxicology‐ related scientific meetings                          including, but not limited to, the AAFS, CAT, SOFT and TIAFT.

-  Journal of Analytical Toxicology CE for members of SOFT: Website

-  Webinars related to forensic toxicology that provides a certificate of completion.

-  On‐line courses or short courses related to forensic toxicology that provides a certificate of completion.

-  In‐house continuing education course provided they are in the field of forensic toxicology and provide a documented                         registration (e.g., transcript) and certificate of completion.

-  Teaching ‐ for community education and/or approved continuing education programs.

-  Submission of referenced examination questions to the ABFT examination committee. Contact the ABFT for more                            information.

Examples of Unacceptable Continuing Education include, but are not limited to:

-  Undocumented self‐study or journal reading.

-  Preparation / research for expert reports and deposition and trial testimony.

-  In‐house meetings and/or training that are part of performing your immediate job (whether documented or not).

-  Manufacturer‐provided training on equipment used in your laboratory as part of your job responsibility.

-  Teaching and advising, if this is your primary job responsibility.

-   All activities not determined to be in the field of forensic toxicology by the ABFT.