Standard (Static) Proficiency Test Design: $160
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.
Based on customer feedback, we will be making the following changes from last years 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.
Spring 2020 Body Fluid Identification Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: November 1, 2019
Distribution: week of April 1, 2020
Answer Submission Deadline: June 28, 2020
Fall 2020 Body Fluid Identification Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: February 28, 2020
Distribution: week of September 21, 2020
Answer Submission Deadline: December 21, 2020
Spring 2021 Body Fluid Identification Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: November 2, 2020
Distribution: week of March 29, 2021
Answer Submission Deadline: June 28, 2021
Fall 2021 Body Fluid Identification Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: March 1, 2021
Distribution: week of September 20, 2021
Answer Submission Deadline: December 20, 2021
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).
Please contact Forensic Assurance to check availability for late purchase tests.