ASCLD Emerging Issues: Employee Wellness Webinars

Through a generous partnership with the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence at RTI International, ASCLD presented a three-part webinar series entitled ASCLD Emerging Issues: Employee Wellness. Providing training and education in employee wellness is part of the current ASCLD Strategic Plan. In an already stressful profession, as we adapt and lead through the COVID-19 pandemic, this topic is particularly timely.

Stress, Vicarious Trauma, and Resiliency for Forensic Science Professionals [ARCHIVED]
Speakers: Andrew Levin, Jonathan McGrath, Heidi Putney, & Danielle Crimmins
Click here to learn more information.

Tackling Employee Wellness: The Phoenix Police Department’s Crime Lab Approach [ARCHIVED]
Speaker: Jody Wolf
Click here to learn more information.

Drug Exposures in the Forensic Laboratory: What We Know, What We Can Learn [ARCHIVED]
Speakers: Andrew Levin, Jonathan McGrath, Heidi Putney, & Danielle Crimmins
Click here to learn more information.

ASCLD/NIJ Coverdell Grant Webinar

On April 20, 2018 ASCLD and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hosted a webinar for crime laboratories to help crime laboratory leadership better understand recent changes made to the Paul Coverdell grant program.

Click HERE to view the webinar.

FBI Allele Frequency Ammendments Overview

On June 30, ASCLD sponsored a webinar titled ASCLD: FBI Allele Frequency Amendments Overview – Managers Perspective and Legal Considerations which was a great success. There were over 450 participants. Tina Delgado from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Gary Sims of California Department of Justice, Ray Wickenheiser of the New York State Police Crime Laboratory System and Matt Redle, Sheridan WY County and Prosecuting Attorney, presented.

This presentation was designed to assist Crime Lab Management to provide timely assessment, correction, notification, reporting and documentation; enabling Crime Labs to continue to earn and keep public trust. This webinar provided a high level overview of the issue by the FBI including history on the errors, their detection, correction, and the dissemination of information. It also included the laboratory directors’ perspective and legal issues that laboratories may need to consider

Click HERE to view the webinar.

NFSTC Online Training Courses

NFSTC has recently expanded their online course catalog:

Each course is self-paced and comes with a certificate upon a passing completion.

Click HERE for more information about NFSTC’s training opportunities.

ASCLD/RTI DNA Standards and Guidelines Webinar Series

ASCLD/RTI Rapid DNA Series

Archival versions of the ASCLD/RTI Rapid DNA Series can be found at the following links:


RTI International’s Center for Forensic Science presents Just Science, a podcast for forensic science professionals and anyone with an interest in learning more about how real crime laboratories are working to do their job better, produce more accurate results, become more efficient, and solve more crimes. This podcast deals with a range of issues, including leadership in the crime lab, new technologies, sexual assault response, and broader challenges for science and public security. We cover every type of forensic discipline, including DNA, fingerprints, trace evidence, toxicology, controlled substances, crime scene investigation, and much more!

The first season of Just Science was developed by RTI International through the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, a program of the National Institute of Justice, United States Department of Justice and funded in part through cooperative agreement [2016-MU-BX-K110].

Just Science is hosted by Dr. John Morgan, Senior Director of the Center for Forensic Science at RTI.


ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is a member of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board family of brands and the new home of ASCLD/LAB. ANAB provides accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 forensic test laboratories and ISO/IEC 17020 forensic inspection agencies and a wide variety of training, workshops, and academic programs.

Navigating the New ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – Comparison to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (Web-based)
Cost: $200

Forensic ISO/IEC 17025 Preparation for Testing Laboratories
Cost: $500

Roadmap to Transition: Forensic AR 3028
Available as an on-site course
Contact training@nullanab.org or 414-501-5466 for more information

For more information about these workshops, contact training@nullanab.org or 414-501-5466 for more information. For registration, click the links for each training course above.

Cognitive Bias Training This self-paced online professional training program focuses on Minimizing bias in Forensic Decision Making. This program covers brain and cognitive issues relating to bias and cognitive processing. It then connects the cognitive science issues to practical and specific issues in forensic decision making. In addition to knowledge about the cognitive factors in forensic decision making, the program also provides practical solutions to address weaknesses as well as best practices to enhance forensic practices.

Minimizing Bias in Forensic Decision Making (12 hours)
Date: On demand, self-paced
Cost: $400