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P.E.A.F., in partnership with the University of Central Florida (U.C.F.), proudly presents the Certified Evidence Specialist program!

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Certified Evidence Specialist Class of 2016

The Evidence Specialist Basic Certification Course is designed to standardize evidence room management and to provide the basic information required for an individual new to the profession.  It is not meant to override department policy or current laws. 

The target population are Evidence Technicians with less than (2) two years experience in the profession or Evidence Technicians with more than (2) two years of experience that have not previously received the Basic Certification.

Minimum requirements for achieving the Evidence Specialist Basic Certification:

Complete the Evidence Specialist Basic Certification Course


Successfully pass a written exam with a minimum of 75%


Have a minimum of 12 months experience in evidence room management


Attend at least (1) one PEAF Educational Conference


Remain in good standing with membership


Certification is valid for three years.  Requirements to maintain your certification are as follows:


Maintain PEAF membership every year January 1st to December 31st


Attend one Chapter meeting per year for three years Jan 1st to December 31st

 

Attend one PEAF conference in the next three years


 

 
Reasons to certify your Evidence Personnel:

The capability to have the finest person in this high liability position to reflect the best integrity


Continued education in the field to include Florida State Statutes relating to Evidence


Peace of mind that your department meets the established best practices for handling evidence


Decreased liability to your agency


Reduce embarrassment to your agency if evidence is mishandled


A step toward standardization of evidence management


The Evidence Technician's scope of responsibilities have increased requiring a higher skill level


Increased knowledge in the maintenance of evidence records retention

 

 
The next Certified Evidence Specialist class will be held at the 2017 PEAF Educational Conference along with the Evidence Specialist Certification Exam.

 

Property and Evidence Association of Florida * P.O. Box 196291 * Winter Springs * FL * 32719-6291

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