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Certified Evidence Specialist

Why should a Property and Evidence Custodian become certified?

There are benefits to the individual, the agency that employs them, and the Criminal Justice System. First, by achieving CPES designation, IAPE attests to your training, your familiarization with the IAPE Professional Standards, and that you have demonstrated your knowledge of the standards and best practices by having successfully completed a written examination. You will join more than 2,000 professionals worldwide who have achieved the designation. Just as with any other professional certification, this is a significant C.V./resume item for the individual. In some agencies, the award of CPES status is the basis for a salary increase. Now let us address your agency. 

Five Requirements for Certification

If you are looking to obtain any of the IAPE Certifications review above please review the 5 simple tabbed steps below:

 

Certified Property and Evidence Specialist (CPES)

If you are a law enforcement official and are looking to obtain individual commercial certification in property and evidence, then this program is for you.

Download the certification requirement PDF and/or view the basic requirements below.

Certification Application(CPES)

Re-Certification Application(CPES)

 

Corporate Certified Property and Evidence Specialist (CCPES)

If you are a non-law enforcement official and are looking to obtain individual commercial certification in property and evidence, then this program is for you.

Download the certification requirement PDF and/or view the basic requirements below.

Certification Application(CCPES)

Re-Certification Application(CCPES)

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IAPE Certification FAQ

  • What is the difference between
    CPES and CCPES certification? +

    CPES stands for Certified Property and Evidence Specialist and refers to law enforcement agency professionals. CCPES stands for Corporate Certified Property and Evidence Specialist for non-law enforcement corporations and companies.
  • What are the requirements to become certified? +

    To become certified, CPES, you must be a, IAPE member in-good-standing with IAPE, have successfully taken the Property Management class offered by IAPE, applied and passed the CPES test, and paid the fee for the certification. The requirements for CCPES are somewhat similar to the CPES. Please refer to the Certification page for more detailed information.
  • Where do I go to take the certification test? +

    Once your application and payment is received and processed you will be emailed a web site link and login information. The entire test process takes place online, and is text-based, so there are no internet connection speed issues.
  • When do I know my test results
    and get my certificate? +

    You will know immediately at the completion of the 75 multiple choice questions if you have passed. You will be mailed your certificate within 2 to 3 weeks.
  • How long is my certification valid? +

    Once you are certified, your certification is good for 5 years. Apply for RE-certification here.

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