Standard (Static) Proficiency Test Design: $150
Declared Double Blind Proficiency Test Design: $225
Description: Each proficiency test design will include multiple randomly selected samples of biological stains. Participants will report results for screening tests only. This proficiency test is designed to test the ability of the participant to identify a variety of body fluids on various substrates.
Fall 2017 Forensic Body Fluid Identification Proficiency Test
Distribution: week of October 9, 2017
Answer Submission Deadline: January 8, 2018
Spring 2018 Forensic Body Fluid Identification Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: November 1, 2017
Distribution: week of April 9, 2018
Answer Submission Deadline: July 9, 2018
Fall 2018 Forensic Body Fluid Identification Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: March 1, 2018
Distribution: week of October 8, 2018
Answer Submission Deadline: January 7, 2019
Standard 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).