About SAFE Membership

SAFE™ — Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners™ was formed to provide the highest quality education and training resources to forensic document examiners; to establish the highest standards in certification; and to promote the establishment of unified proficiency testing of all working examiners. Our 2017 – 2018 SAFE_BYLAWS are available for viewing.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the field of document examination who has never been convicted of a felony.

Become a member now. Download a membership application today.

Our members are expected to obtain continual training in the field of document examination through classes, seminars and independent study and research.  In order to maintain membership, all members are required to accrue 20 points in each calendar year by attending questioned document examination conferences or online continuing education sessions*, lecturing about FDE, publishing articles, participating as committee members, etc.  The points calculation form may be obtained from the membership chair.  We encourage members to take advantage of the resources offered on the this website and to conduct themselves professionally according to our Code of Ethics.

*Those who are unable to attend SAFE’s online conferences or continuing education classes may obtain credit by viewing the recordings and submitting one-paragraph synopses of the presentations.

Benefits of membership

  • Monthly interactive visual on-line training sessions via Zoom.us
  • Access to recorded training sessions
  • Annual conference held over the internet
  • Access to recorded sessions from the conference for paid attendees
  • Networking with fellow forensics examiners
  • Annual journal
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • List server for asking questions of fellow members (this is an opt-in service)