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Certification of Forensic Toxicologists

The objectives of the Board are to establish, enhance, and revise as necessary the standards of qualification for those who practice forensic toxicology and to certify as qualified scientists those voluntary applicants who comply with the requirements of the Board. In this way, the Board aims to establish a practical and equitable system of readily identifying those who possess the requisite qualifications and competence in forensic toxicology.

Certification is based upon the candidate’s personal and professional record of education and training, experience, achievement, and a formal written examination.  Applicants and Certificants must be engaged in the practice of forensic toxicology.

On December 17, 2017, there are a total of 422 Certificants certified by the ABFT - 
The ABFT is recognized by CMS for the credentialing of a laboratory director of high complexity testing in accordance with 42 CFR 493.1443(b)(3)(i). This is limited to individuals with a doctoral degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science.

Click here to download the ABFT Certification Brochure

Click here to download the ABFT Continuing Education Submission Form for 2016