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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 2015 Training Schedule

Initial Training (mandatory for new evaluators)

May 23-24, 2016: Phoenix Inn, 4370 Commercial Street S.E., Salem, Oregon 97302

Juvenile Training (mandatory for evaluators intending to do juvenile evaluations)

May 25, 2016: Phoenix Inn, 4370 Commercial Street S.E., Salem, Oregon 97302

Recertification Training (mandatory for recertification)

April 29, 2016: Phoenix Inn, 4370 Commercial Street S.E., Salem, Oregon 97302


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