Q: What is the difference between the several boards that certify document examiners? The differences are generally in the prerequisites, the testing procedures, and whether the board is accredited by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board. Some boards write prerequisite and training requirements and then make exceptions. Another board may offer a certification credential without any depth to the testing and instead charge a hefty fee. Some boards proctor the testing; others do not.
An attorney will explore the criteria and procedures when encountering a board certified expert. As an individual inquiring, you can contact the board and ask for a brochure or document that defines their program. Some boards have the criteria on their web sites.