The Council on Forensic Sciences (CFS) is a not-for-profit organization which holds Council status within the American Chiropractic Association. The CFS provides graduate and postdoctoral needs-based educational activities in forensic sciences for forensic examiners.

  •  Membership

    The Council on Forensic Sciences (CFS) establishes and promotes educational and training parameters, improves skill sets and encourages collaboration in the practice of forensics (application of medical facts to legal issues and/or proceedings).

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  •  Student Memberships

    A unique opportunity for Student ACA (SACA) members interested in the field of forensic sciences. FREE CFS Student Membership is contingent upon current student membership in the ACA.

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  • Educational Programs

    Online learning is rapidly becoming the educational delivery of choice. For this reason the CFS has chosen the University of Bridgeport (UBCC), Chiropractic Development International (CDI) and ChiroCredit to deliver the online learning components of the CFS training program.

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  •  ABFP Certification

    The American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP) is a nonprofit corporation which provides national certification in a variety of fields.

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CFS 2020 Annual Fall Convention

October 8-10, 2020
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 W 22nd Street | Oak Brook, IL 60523

  • CFS Facts

    • Disability determination systems or programs
    • Impairment rating systems
    • Independent medical examinations
    • Functional (work) capacity and physical assessment (Federal) systems
    • Return to work and fitness for duty (DOT) assessment
    • Fraud and abuse investigation
    • Maximum medical improvement
    • Causation
  • CFS Information


    The Council on Forensic Sciences (CFS) establishes and promotes educational and training parameters, improves skill sets and encourages collaboration in the practice of forensics (application of medical facts to legal issues and/or proceedings).

    The CFS provides graduate and postdoctoral needs-based and evidenced-influenced educational activities, training, tools and technology recommendations to meet the current and future needs of the forensic examiner in the fields of disability determination systems or programs, impairment rating systems, independent medical examinations (IMEs), functional (work) capacity and physical assessment (Federal) systems, return to work and fitness for duty (DOT) assessment, fraud and abuse investigation, compliance issues, post payment audits, ethics issues, documentation formulation, informed consent and/or expert witness activities.

    This mission is accomplished by promoting high standards in professional ethics and quality of examination and by carrying out a dynamic strategic plan to help ensure the professional growth and success of Doctors of Chiropractic and other professionals.


    Educational Goals

    1. To develop, promote and direct educational programs in forensics.
    2. To sponsor seminars and courses for professionals to include transcriptable credits.
    3. To publish books, manuscripts, and articles dealing with forensics.
    4. To offer educational programs that will provide the necessary knowledge, skill sets and training opportunities for alliances/affiliations/organizations.
    5. To establish alliances/affiliations with complementary organizations.

    Research Goals

    1. To assist the American Board of Forensic Professional (ABFP) in formulating a job task analysis.
    2. To assess the standards of professionals in the field of forensic science.
    3. To assess educational and training opportunities in forensics.
    4. To evaluate the utilization of forensic examiners by the justice system.
    5. To determine the current status of forensic examiners in different professions.
    6. To determine the effectiveness of forensic educational and training programs in affording new employment opportunities for board-certified forensic examiners having appropriate skills and educational background.


    The CFS endorses the Objective Scientists Model for forensic examination, expert evidence based on the Reference Manual of Scientific Evidence, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners protocol for Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), National Association for Disability Evaluating Professionals (NADEP) and Council on Forensic Sciences (CFS) protocol for Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCEs) and professional policies of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) and American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

    CFS does not endorse, guarantee, or warrant the work or opinions of any individual member’s qualifications, abilities, or expertise to provide information and educational opportunities. The objective of CFS publications and sponsored activities is to provide, deliver and conduct educational and training opportunities. The views expressed by the authors, publishers, or presenters are their own views and do not necessarily reflect those of CFS. The CFS does not assume any responsibility or liability for its members’ or subscribers’ efforts to apply or utilize the information, suggestions or recommendations made by the organization, publication resources, or activities.