FASE Certification 2018


Deadline for applications: 31 May 2018

Date and Venue for the examination: 23 September 2018, Marseille (France)

The application process:

Send the completed application form, which can be downloaded from here, including your CV, case reports and any other relevant documentation to the following email address: cunhae@ci.uc.pt.

Please note that all documents need to be translated to English. Please ensure that all mandatory documents are included by providing a completed checklist.  Applications with missing documents will not be considered.

Detailed requirements for the application can be found in the FASE Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 1-2 on pages 3-5. 


– LEVEL 2: the candidate has got sufficient qualification for handling skeletal remains and providing assistance to senior personnel (e.g., pathologists or anthropologists)

– LEVEL 1: the candidate is considered to be an independent practitioner in medical-legal issues in the field of forensic anthropology

Short checklist of the application requirements can be found here for LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 certification.

All applicants need to be members of FASE prior to applying for certification.

The certification process  is performed in two phases:

1) Initial evaluation of the CV and other documents. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered! The candidates will be informed about the outcome of this first phase of assessments by 15 July 2018.

2) Candidates, who pass the initial evaluation, will need to attend a written and practical examination. Candidates, who will be invited for the examination, will need to attend both the written and practical examination. Level 1 candidates need to fulfill the same requirements as Level 2 candidates plus complete a practical oral examination that will focus on two case scenarios.

The written exam consists of questions on forensic anthropology theory, methods, and general knowledge.  The practical exam for both Level 1 and 2 candidates consists of specimen evaluation including assessment of fragmentary remains, human/non-human identification, taphonomy, aspects of the biological profile, and pathological changes/trauma.

The complete examination is considered as passed when the candidate achieves a result of 80% or greater  in the written as well as in the oral part. The results will be announced to the candidates within a week of the date of the exam.

At the present time, the certification covers the expertise concerning only remains of the deceased, not the assessment of the living.

Fees: A processing fee of 50 € needs to be paid at the time of application. The applicants, who decide to  take the written and practical examinations (after being approved), need to pay an additional fee of 100 €.

Please transfer the fees to:

Account Holder: IALM: 269-860142.40A 

(Address: International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM),  c/o Centre Universitaire Romand de Médecine Légale (CURML), Ch. de la Vulliette 4, 1000 Lausanne, Switzerland)


IBAN: CH37 0026 9269 8601 4240 A

Bank address: UBS,  Place St-François 16, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland

Please indicate clearly your name and the reason for transfer (certification) on the transaction.

Disclaimer: All transaction fees must be carried by the participant.