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Diploma in Forensic Human Identification (DipFHID)


The next DipFHID Examination is on Friday 12 October, at the Royal College of Physicians. For fee and diary information please click here.

Please note that the DipFHID examination is a stand-alone exam and that success in the course below is the main eligibility criterion to be met before a candidate can apply for it.

Success in both the exam and in the dissertation enables candidates to use the DipFHID postnominal. Information about how to submit dissertations can be found here.

If candidates cannot submit their dissertations within six months after the chosen titles have been published, they will need to wait until the next titles are available, in the following year. However, if the delay was caused by exceptional circumstances, a deadline extension may be agreed.

Unsuccessful dissertation candidates must submit a brand-new dissertation.

If you are a candidate who has passed the exam but have not done your dissertation yet, please note that your exam result is valid for five years only. For the current list of dissertation titles please contact our Examinations Manager, Jay C Barton-Costa, around the end of November (each year): jay.barton-costa@fflm.ac.uk.

Past papers are not available as some of the questions may be reused.

The application form and the payment links always appear on the Exams page when the application period is open.

For information on fees etc please visit this page of our website: https://fflm.ac.uk/exams/fees-and-diary/.


Diploma Course in Forensic Human Identification of the Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences

The course is offered once a year, in March, by the Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences. It is one week long (Monday to Friday).

For further details please visit their website http://www.afms.org.uk/ or contact Mr Adam Konstanciak:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 3401
Email: info@afms.org.uk


Please see further information on the right-hand side of this page, under More Information. It is essential that candidates read the Regulations before applying for the exam.

Kindly note the reading list is to assist in developing knowledge about relevant topics and is not the syllabus for the examination. The syllabus can be found in the Regulations document.