New for 2021 Distributions

New for 2021 Distributions

Based on customer feedback, we will be making some changes to the following test designs:

Body Fluid Identification Test Design  We will now be including 4 swabs (rather than 2) for each of the unknown items 1 through 4, and will be including one evidence item (rather than 2) for item 5.

Gunshot Residue Analysis Test Design  We will be reducing the number of GSR patters that are to be processed from 3 patterns to 2 patterns.

Forensic Assurance 2021 Order Form (click here)

Declared Double Blind and Static Proficiency Test Designs  Forensic Assurance provides both Declared Double Blind and Static (Standard) proficiency test designs. Our Static proficiency test design allows for a more economical option while maintaining the quality that has been demonstrated with our Declared Double Blind tests.

Declared Double Blind Test Design: Each forensic practitioner will receive a test composed of randomly selected unknown and/or known proficiency testing items, with the correct answers being specific to each test. Participants will be unable to gain information regarding the answers to their test through discussions with others participating in the same testing cycle, or with those administering the test. These blind elements are incorporated into the design of our tests to reduce the effects of bias on testing results. Forensic Assurance proficiency tests are declared (the participant knows that they are taking a test).

Standard (Static) Proficiency Test Design: Each forensic practitioner will receive a test containing the same testing items/samples as others in their laboratory, with the correct answers being the same for all the tests. The test will be comprised of some of the same proficiency testing items used in the declared double blind test design and the samples used will be different for every testing cycle.

To Order:

You can order on our website (click here), via email ( or contact us at (248) 773-5114.