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Basic Forensic Chemist Training Program (BFCTP)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Initial Accreditation

The purpose/goal of the program is to provide newly hired scientists the technical and practical training necessary to successfully perform the job tasks of a DEA forensic chemist. The training is lecture and laboratory-based training. Duties of the Forensic Chemists include obtaining seized drug evidence and perform the analysis to identify unknown powders, liquids, tablets, and plant materials and converting the evidence into forensic information using physical, chemical and instrumental techniques. The Program is an 18-week training Program.

Accreditation History
Initial Accreditation