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Standard (Static) Proficiency Test Design
Digital Only: $210
Declared Double Blind Proficiency Test Design
Digital Only: $350
Description: Included in each test will be digital photographs of unknown fingerprints/palm prints and high-resolution scans of known suspect print cards. Participants will be tested on their ability to identify or exclude four (4) included contributor(s) to the unknown latent prints and palm prints. The latent prints provided will have been developed with a variety of processing techniques which may include powder, ninhydrin, and cyanoacrylate fuming with dye stain.
Summer 2023 Fingerprint Identification Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: February 27, 2023
Distribution: week of July 31, 2023
Answer Submission Deadline: October 30, 2023
Winter 2024 Fingerprint Identification Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: October 30, 2023
Distribution: week of February 19, 2024
Answer Submission Deadline: May 20, 2024
Summer 2024 Fingerprint Identification Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: March 1, 2024
Distribution: week of August 5, 2024
Answer Submission Deadline: November 4, 2024
Standard (Static) Proficiency Test Design: Each forensic practitioner will receive the same test samples as others in their laboratory, with the correct answers being the same. The test will be comprised of some of the same proficiency testing items used in the declared double blind test design, and the samples that are used will be different for every testing cycle. The static proficiency tests will have the same purchase deadlines, distribution dates and answer submission deadlines as the declared double blind test designs.
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).
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