National Forensic Academy - Certifications


NFA Diploma

Everyone that successfully completes the NFA will receive a diploma stating that he or she hashave completed 400 hours of crime scene investigator training.

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Included in each session of the NFA is a 40-hour basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) module. Each successful participant will receive an additional certificate of completion specifically for this module.

Membership in the International Association for Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA)

BPA instructors will sponsor successful participants for membership in the IAPBA. For more information about the IABPA, please visit their website at

International Association for Identification (IAI) Certification


The National Forensic Academy is recognized by the IAI as providing the necessary training required for the four levels of crime scene certification. These four certifications are:

Certification exams for these certifications will be proctored during the 10-week NFA schedule and all study materials are available in the NFA library.

Individuals wishing to take these certification exams must meet all the experience requirements for the respective certification levels and pay a $300 (IAI members) or ($400 non-members) non-refundable application fee to the IAI.

For more information about IAI crime scene certifications, please visit their website at

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