Tools for Evaluators
Tools for Courts
Forensic Evaluator Training
Participation in the Oregon Forensic Evaluator Training
is mandatory for all individuals applying for initial certification as forensic
evaluators. Trainings are held three to
four times annually and consist of a review of Oregon statutes and case law
applicable to competency and criminal responsibility, testing and assessment of
competency and criminal responsibility, required contents of a written
evaluation report, ethical standards, risk assessment as it relates to the
forensic evaluation, and recommending treatment and services. The initial training is two full days and an
examination is administered at the conclusion.
An optional third day of training provides specialized instruction for
evaluators desiring to perform evaluations on children younger than age
15. The third day is mandatory for those
who intend to perform juvenile evaluations.
An exam is also held at the conclusion of the juvenile session.
Recertification training is mandatory every two years
to provide information regarding relevant changes to law, Oregon Administrative
Rules and relevant advanced topics.
Participation in the Oregon Forensic Evaluator training
is restricted to new applicants for certification and currently certified
evaluators. There is no additional cost
to participate in the training; costs for training are included in the fee for
October 28-30, 2015: Embassy Suites Downtown,
October 16, 2015: Pacific University School of Professional Psychology,