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The need to identify qualified forensic scientists who can provide essential professional services for the nation’s judicial and executive branches of government has long been recognized. In response to the professional need, the American Board of Forensic Toxicology was organized in 1975 to provide, in the interest of the public and the advancement of the sciences, a certification program in forensic toxicology.  In purpose, function, and organization, the ABFT is analogous to the certifying board in the various medical specialties and scientific fields.

Important Notice: On October 21, 2016, the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) and the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) have formed a strategic alliance whereby ANAB will administer the ABFT accreditation program on behalf of the ABFT.  Click here for additional information.


Important Notice
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On February 18, 2014, the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) and the Forensic Toxicologist Certification Board (FTCB) merged into a single organization.  The name of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology will be retained.  All Certificants of the FTCB are now certified by the ABFT.  Click here for additional information.

The Board is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization incorporated in the District of Columbia. It is recognized by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Society of Forensic Toxicologists, California Association of Toxicologists, Canadian Society of Forensic Science and Southwestern Association of Toxicologists.

The ABFT has been accredited by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board (FSAB) since March 1, 2006.