Criminal Forensic Assessment Certificate
For professionals who want to invest in their careers while earning CEs. With 70 hours of foundational training and 75 hours of specialized content, this certificate program spans 145 hours of content across 11 programs.
What You Can Expect
This Certificate program includes 11 programs, with 70 hours of foundational training and 75 hours of specialized content. In this program, you will:
Learn how to conduct criminal forensic evaluations.
Assess issues such as competency, insanity, and mitigating factors in death penalty cases.
Open the door to a fulfilling career in criminal justice forensics with this certification.
Our curriculum for Criminal Forensic Assessment is comprised of 70 hours of foundational training, with 75 hours of specialty training covering the following areas:
Foundational (70 hours)
- Evidence for Forensic Mental Health Professionals
- Ethics in Forensic Psychological Practice
- Cultural Considerations in Forensic Mental Health Assessment
- Minimizing Bias in Forensic Decision Making
- Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning
- Report Writing for Forensic Evaluation
- Effective Expert Testimony for Forensic Evaluation
Specialty: Criminal Forensic (75 hours)
- Assessment of Malingering
- Best Practices in Competency to Stand Trial
- Evaluation of Mental State at the Time of the Offense (Insanity/Criminal Responsibility)
- Evaluations for High Stakes Sentencing: Capital and Juvenile Murder Cases
We recommend you take the courses in the order they appear above as they build on each other. Since this is a self-paced program, you can go as fast or as slow as you like; however, most students earn the certification within 9-12 months.
This criminal forensic assessment certificate helps students establish crucial foundational skills and advanced skills that provide a competitive credential.
Given that competency evaluations are the most common type of forensic evaluation in the nation, our students typically pursue this certification as a means of tipping the scales in their favor as they try to break into the state systems.
For each on-demand training program you complete, you will earn a badge which can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn.
NOTE: Programs can be purchased one at a time.
Foundational Programs (70 hours)
Specialty Programs: Criminal Forensic Assessment (80 hours)
Enhance Your Competitive Edge
Enhance your career by developing a meaningful, in-demand skill set.
For those who wish to enhance their competitive edge, the Certificate in Criminal Forensic Assessment is a very good option. The training in this certificate program allows professionals to assess issues such as competency, insanity, and mitigating factors in death penalty cases. This criminal forensic assessment certificate helps students establish crucial foundational skills and advanced skills that provide a competitive credential