Graduate Certificate in Forensic Document Examination
East Tennessee State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Forensic Document Examination program provides the knowledge needed to become certified as forensic document examiners by teaching students how to examine questioned documents.  Students will learn to determine authorship of written letters, to decide if an item originated from the same source as a known item, determine when a document was produced, and decipher information on a document that has been erased, hidden, or obscured.  Graduates will be able to tell if there is forgery or alterations on documents, compare signatures and handwriting, link typed documents to specific machines or computers, examine indented writing, and more.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of intent

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges