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New Requirement for the FEWA Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) Credential

The Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) established the Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) credential in 2014 for qualified expert witnesses and forensic consultants. The CFLC is granted exclusively to FEWA Professional members who have met the eligibility criteria established requiring significant participation in FEWA activities and completion of education courses in the subjects of forensic analysis, litigation consulting and expert witnessing.

Over the past year, the FEWA Credentialing Committee has worked diligently to improve the CFLC application process and ensure only those qualified receive the distinction of the credential. The Credentialing Committee has designed a CFLC Exam which will cover the the duties and responsibilities of providing forensic consulting and expert witness services in litigation claims in a core program consisting of nine distinct areas of study known as the "Core Program":

  • Ethics,
  • CV and resume,
  • Engagement, retainers, billing practices, and risk management,
  • Communications in the legal environment,
  • Records and evidence handling,
  • Expert qualifications and methodology,
  • Expert reports and opinions,
  • Testimony skills, trial, deposition, and alternative dispute resolution,
  • Protocols of marketing.

Beginning November 1, 2018, the CFLC Exam will be a mandatory application requirement for those seeking the CFLC credential. Going forward, Professional Members in good standing applying must:

  1. Complete the CFLC Application Form
  2. Complete and pass the CFLC Exam.

Upon successful completion of the application and exam, the Credentialing Committee will review the application before presenting it to the National Board of Directors for final approval.

The CFLC Credential is valid for three years when current credential holders can apply for recertification. IMPORTANT: Current CFLC recipients considering renewing their credential must complete the exam and fill out the CFLC Recertification Application.

Learn more about the CFLC certification or contact the FEWA National Office with any questions you may have.

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