"The ABC is composed of regional and national organizations which represent forensic scientists. Each organization is entitled to one member on the ABC Board of Directors and one member on the ABC Examination Committee. The representatives from these organizations can answer any questions about the ABC, certification examinations, proficiency testing, and related issues."
The goal of FSAB is 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.
"The Academy of Forensic Nursing Science was formed to provide nurses in the field of forensic science a professional forum through which developing forensic knowledge and applied techniques are available to be shared."
Founded in 1969, AAPL currently has more than 1,500 members. The website also has a forensic resources page with links about doing legal research, government information and statistics, and books on forensic psychiatry.
"The Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Inc. (SOFT) is an organization composed of practicing forensic toxicologists and those interested in the discipline for the purpose of promoting and developing forensic toxicology."
"Formed in 2000, CFSO is an association of six forensic science professional organizations: American Academy of Forensic Sciences; American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors; American Society of Crime Lab Directors - Laboratory Accreditation Board; Forensic Quality Services; International Association for Identification; and National Association of Medical Examiners."
NCFS is a program of the National Institute of Justice. The web site has information on training, links, and information on biological, digital, and physical evidence. There are also links to two databases: Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection, and Fire Arson and Mapping.
"The National Forensic Science Technology Center is a not-for-profit corporation funded by a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and provides programs that build individual competency and quality systems for the forensic science community in the United States."
"NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues." Under the publications section is a database to browse through NIJ publications.