Board of Forensic Document Examiners

The scope of the examination is defined in the Forensic Document Examiners Task Inventory. The reference material parallels the nine sections in the inventory so that individuals with limited time at their disposal can prioritize their review. The references are listed in alphabetical order, not in the order of importance. The same reference may be listed in more than one section because different chapters may be relevant. The references selected are from publications, traditional reference books, and the works of selected authors that contain current research and/or information on a specific subject. It is not the Board's intention to establish any of the cited authors as authoritative; the general knowledge necessary to pass the written examination can be acquired from many other sources and from initial training and continuing education in forensic document examination.