Academy Standards Board
The Academy Standards Board develops consensus based forensic science standards within an American National Standards Institute accredited framework, and provides training to support those standards. Our work enhances the mission of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences to empower the forensic, criminal justice, and legal communities.
Standards make it possible to produce scientifically sound results on a global scale. Working and collaborating with ASB, we can make today's innovations tomorrow's standards as we strive to unite the sciences for justice.- Kevin Lothridge
Standards Resources and Training
Training, tools, and resources provided by the AAFS as funded by a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Documents Open for Comment
Standard for Friction Ridge Examination Training Program
Best Practice Recommendations for the Management and Use of Quality Assurance DNA...
Reporting DNA Conclusions
Best Practice Recommendations for Internal Validation of Human Short Tandem Repeat...
Standard for Identification Criteria in Forensic Toxicology
Standard for Mass Spectral Analysis in Forensic Toxicology
Scope of Expertise in Forensic Document Examination
Standard for Collection of Known DNA Samples from Domestic Mammals
Help us continue to safeguard justice, integrity, and fairness with science-based consensus forensic standards.
Forensic Standards Training Opportunities
Resources available include the ASB's Style Manual used to develop ASB Standards, ANSI education and training, and video trainings.