Training forensic

The ASCLD Leadership Academy is a training program offered by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors for managerial personnel in forensic science laboratories. It is designed to deliver training of the highest quality at a cost that recognizes the current strained budgets of labs across the US. The Academy is open to ASCLD members and non-members, alike. The mission of the ASCLD Leadership Academy is to train managers to become LEADERS.

In operation for more than a decade, the ASCLD Leadership Academy will again offer a Level 1 and Level 2 courses in Spring 2024.  Level 1 is designed specifically for newly appointed supervisors and supervisors who have had little opportunity for previous formal management training and education. The Level 2 Academy focuses on providing quality instruction to forensic science leaders who are responsible for entire forensic programs, multiple sections and teams, or an entire forensic laboratory.

The Academy is a blended training model, combining weekly lecture-style webinars with a “Management Lab” at the annual ASCLD symposium where students will participate in hands-on, practical exercises to develop their skills.

Additionally, ASCLD is excited to announce that starting in 2024, we will be offering a Level 3 Academy!  The Level 3 Academy will focus on providing executive-level training to forensic science leaders who are responsible for entire forensic programs, large laboratories, or entire forensic laboratory systems. The ASCLD Leadership Academy Level 3 builds upon the instruction of Level 1 and 2, and qualifies participants to test for the Certified Forensic Manager Level 3 exam (CFM-III).



Thank you for your interest in the ASCLD Leadership Academy. The next Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Leadership Academies are scheduled for January through April 2024. Watch here for registration information to be posted in late-October 2023. Registration will go live in November. If you would like to be the first to know when future registrations open, please click the button below and leave us your information.

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