Certified Crime Scene Management

The Crime Scene Management certification is critical to learning, understanding, and protecting all types of crime scenes. The initial first responder is key to identifying critical aspects of the scene. Action taken early by security, loss prevention, assets protection, insurance companies, correctional officers, private organizations, military, and public safety plays a critical role in the outcome of any investigation prior to the scene being turned over to law enforcement. It is a misnomer that crime scene management starts and stops with the police. Certain crimes are not investigated by the police which requires private companies to evaluate and investigate.

The Crime Scene Management candidate will gain mastery level knowledge, skills, and abilities for a proper response, scene security photography, diagrams, physical evidence collection, crime scene processing, impression evidence, bloodstain patterns, interviewing, and report writing. These principles can be applied by all first responders.

This certification assessment is approved by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency 

Certification Prerequisites

  • 1 or more years of service in a criminal justice, security or similar capacity
  • At least 18 years of age or CTE Exception (currently attending or graduate of Law, Public Safety, Security, and corrections CTE program)
  • High school diploma or equivalent

NOTE: ISP does not require individuals to complete any course in order to sit for the certification exam. Any individual who feels he or she has the experience or knowledge and meets the prerequisites may challenge the exam. After applying to take the final assessment, you will be asked to provide proof that you meet the prerequisites for the challenge.

  • Candidates should utilize the CSM Blueprint for pertinent information
  • Candidates may request and apply for certification reciprocity through an evaluation process.
  • Candidates who successfully pass the certification assessment will hold a valid credential for two years from the date of issue.

Job Task Analysis (JTA)

A Job Task Analysis is a systematic definition of the components of work and essential knowledge, skill, and other abilities at the level required for competent performance in a profession, occupation, or role. Job Task Analysis is a process by which to discover, understand, and describe the work that people in a profession, occupation, or role do.  A Job Task Analysis identifies and describes in detail particular duties and requirements as well as the relative importance of these duties.  JTA refers to a general family of methods that includes role delineation, function analysis, practice analysis, and task analysis, along with variations that depend on the purpose of the study and nature of the work to be investigated.  Subject matter experts were used for development of the JTA.  A Subject Matter Expert is a person with documented expertise in a profession, occupation, or role whose input into the development and validation of assessment instruments helps to ensure validity.

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The ISP blueprint addresses all the critical characteristics needed to construct and administer the examination which allows candidates to show knowledge and cognitive skills required to perform the tasks typically required of an entry-level professional.  An ISP blueprint is used to produce high-quality forms of the examination that are equivalent across time.  Blueprint are designed and evaluated by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

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