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ABMDI Certification Changes Effective July 1, 2022

Wed Jun, 01 2022
As of July 1, 2022 the following changes are being made to the ABMDI Policy and Procedures.

Employment requirement wording edited.
XVI.2.c Applicants shall currently be employed by a medical examiner/coroner jurisdiction or equivalent federal authority and have the experience and responsibility to independently conduct medicolegal death scene investigations or supervise such investigations.
i) For applicants to” independently conduct a medicolegal death scene investigation,” as referenced above, refers to the death investigator performing death scene investigations in person on location at the death scene. This includes but is not limited to completing a body examination (e.g., document injuries and personally assess postmortem changes), photographing the scene, completing an investigative report, etc.
ii) For applicants to “supervise such investigations” means that the applicant must have prior experience independently conducting medicolegal death scene investigations, as referenced in this document.
iii) Applicants in reserve positions would not qualify as being currently employed as defined above unless they are currently activated.

Maximum of 2,500 on call hours can be used for the Board Certification hours requirement.

Following fees have changed:
Recertification test fee- $200
Recertification retest fee- $50
Replacement certificate fee- $50
Deleted Incomplete recertification fee