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Oregon 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 two to three 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 application.

Spring 2017 Training Schedule

Initial Training (mandatory for new evaluators)
May 2-3, 201: Portland, OR (Specific location to be determined)

Juvenile Training (mandatory for evaluators intending to do juvenile evaluations)
May 4, 2017: Portland, OR (Specific location to be determined

Recertification Training (mandatory for recertification)
May 12, 2017, Portland, OR (Specific location to be determined)

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