1. Must be actively employed by law enforcement
  2. Must have at least 2 years experience in crime scene processing.
  3. Must have successfully completed at least 50 hours of crime scene processing courses.
  4. Must complete the application form for certification with ICSIA.
  5. Must pass a comprehensive written examination of 100 questions.
  6. Must pass a written test of a paper mock crime scene.
  7. Must submit digital photos of a macro photography assessment.
  8. Must submit digital photos of a night crime scene.
  9. Must submit three actual crime scene cases you have personally worked.
    Each case must include:
    A.  Digital photographs of the scene
    B.  Digital photos of the evidence (FP, Tiretrack, Shoe Print, Toolmark, Bite Mark, Wounds, etc.,
    C.  A comprehensive crime scene report
    D.  A list of evidence collected
    E.  Sketch of the crime scene.
    The following are the three type of crime scenes to be submitted for assessment.

    1. Outdoor Crime Scene
    2. Indoor Crime Scene
    3. Motor vehicle crime scene
  10. An affidavit that states what you have submitted is of your own work and not that of others.

Contact the ICSIA Certification Committee, certification@icsia.org for clarification and further instructions regarding the certification process.