Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board [FASB] Law and Legal Definition

The Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board (FSAB) is an independent board established to accredit professional bodies that certify forensic scientists and other forensic specialists. The FASAB aims to establish a mechanism whereby the forensic community can assess, recognize and monitor organizations or professional boards that certify individual forensic scientists or other forensic specialists. This ‘Accreditation and Certification Task Force’, with the support and grant assistance of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) develops voluntary programs to objectively assess, recognize, and monitor the various forensic specialty boards which seek accreditation.