Introduction to the International Association for Identification (IAI)...
the oldest and largest forensic association in the world. This professional forensic association represents a diverse, knowledgeable and experienced membership that are assembled to educate, share, critique and publish methods, techniques and research in the physical forensic science disciplines. The IAI Website
On the IAI website you can find information about each discipline that the IAI represents, their certification program, and upcoming conferences. The IAI has training and safety publications as well as peer reviewed Journal of Forensic Identification and the association newsletter, Identification News. The Journal and Newsletter are available in the member area, and are one of the many benefits of membership.
Annual IAI International Educational Conference
The 2014 Conference will be August 10-16, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The 2015 Conference will be our 100 Year - Centennial Celebration, August 2-8, in Sacramento, California
The 2016 Conference will be August 7-13, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio
The 2017 Conference will be August 6-12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia
The 2018 Conference will be July 29-August 4, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas
Education is one of the IAI's primary missions. The IAI strives to be the main professional association for those engaged in forensic identification, investigation, and scientific examination of physical evidence. The Annual IAI International Educational Conference is not only sponsored by the IAI, it is organized solely by the parent body of the IAI in partnership with the local IAI division. The local IAI hosting division along with the IAI Conference Planner, the IAI Educational Planner, the IAI Forensic Subcommittees, IAI members, and many staff volunteers plan and coordinate the conference program well in advance of 3 years from the actual date of the Conference.
At this important annual Conference world-renowned professionals present the most current scientific educational sessions, utilizing the most efficient methodologies and technical products and advances in the identification field. The Conference offers general sessions, poster presentations, hands-on workshops, field trips, and vendor exhibits. Every forensic discipline subcommittee offers some type of training. Levels of the educational sessions range from basic to advanced.
The following forensic disciplines are recognized by the IAI. Job positions and titles may vary so they are not listed as examples. Learn more about each discipline on the IAI website
Biometrics Information Systems
Bloodstain Pattern Identification
Crime Scene Investigation
Firearm and Tool Mark Examination FAQs
Footwear and Tire Track Examination
Forensic Laboratory Analysis
Forensic Photography and Electronic Digital Imaging
General Forensic Disciplines
Latent Prints/Fingerprint Identification/AFIS