Proficiency Exam

Forensic Proficiency is a division of BGA with a mission of providing outstanding testing in bloodstain pattern analysis as a tool for evaluating individual competency and training.

ForensicProficiency is a division of Bevel, Gardner and Associates. The mission of ForensicProficiency is to provide outstanding testing in bloodstain pattern analysis as a tool for evaluating individual competency and training.

SERVICES

TRAINING MODULES are designed for discipline content review and preparing for competency and proficiency testing. For example, within the Bloodstain Pattern Discipline, modules include Pattern Recognition, Impact Angle and Area of Origin, and Methodology. As “practice runs” for competency and proficiency testing, modules lead the user through questions that test the user’s knowledge of bloodstain patterns and the methodology for analysis. Immediate feedback assists the user is identifying his/her strengths and areas where additional training may be needed.

PROFICIENCY TESTING is a core component of quality assurance programs. Our approved web-based interactive Proficiency Test is designed to test knowledge and essential skills required for proper bloodstain pattern analysis. The objective is to provide a means of analyst evaluation as a component of a quality assurance program. Our testing is developed for persons who have completed, at minimum, a course in basic bloodstain pattern analysis and experience in applying the principles of the discipline.

Detailed evaluation and recommendations for remediation of weaknesses will be available, based on the category of question responses.

Documentation of successful completion is provided and archived.

A searchable database of analysts who have successfully completed the proficiency test will be available. Clients who access the database can search for an analyst name to determine if that analyst has successfully completed the proficiency test.

The Process

TRAINING MODULES
The analyst has 15 days to complete the selected modules. This process was designed to accommodate interruptions. If the analyst leaves the program before completion of a module, the remaining portion will be suspended until the user returns to complete the module. Completed portions will not be repeated.
The modules provide immediate feedback. Incorrect responses are explained, and the program will not proceed to the next item until the correct response has been submitted.

PROFICIENCY TEST
Each test is uniquely generated at the beginning of the process; therefore, although testing the same knowledge base and skill sets, no two tests are identical.

Understanding the sometimes-erratic nature of analyst schedules, this process was designed to accommodate interruptions. After beginning a test, the analyst is allowed 15 days for completion. If the analyst leaves the program before completing the test, the remaining portion of the test will be suspended until the analyst resumes the program. Completed portions of the test will not be repeated.

The analyst will be notified of pass/fail status immediately upon completion of the test. Successful completion of the test will generate a certificate of achievement for the analyst.

The analyst will not be allowed to re-test less than 90 days from the completion of a previous test.

 

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