American Board of Forensic Psychology Law and Legal Definition

The American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP) is a non-profit organization created to protect the consumers of forensic psychological services. The ABFP is a member board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) that oversees and authorizes the credentialing activities of other specialty boards. It is responsible for establishing criteria related to the definition and requirements for education, training, competencies, and the examination, which leads to board certification in Forensic Psychology.

The mission of the board is to:

a. establish, promote, revise standards and qualifications for those who practice forensic psychology; and

b. certify as ABFP diplomates, the applicants qualifying the board standards.