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Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Division of the IAI

The Pacific Northwest Division of the International Association for Identification is focused on furthering the professional growth and knowledge of its members. We achieve this through education, training, research, and by employing the collective wisdom of our members. Our Association is focused on the field of forensic identification and investigation, and the scientific examination of physical evidence. We encourage professional growth and improvement, and seek to standardize our respective fields of scientific practice. Our Association is comprised of members from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. We hope you find our website useful and educational. Thank you for visiting!

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The PNWDIAI Training Scholarship Program provides assistance with attendance costs at PNWDIAI annual conferences. Additional information and the application form are available on the Conference page.

Questions regarding the Scholarship Program and completed Scholarship Applications should be emailed to

The PNWDIAI scholarship fund was established to provide opportunities for those who cannot afford to attend our annual conference on their own. Your contributions help make the continued viability of the scholarship fund possible.

News & Events

A huge THANK YOU to our outgoing board members

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The 2020 Scholarship Application process will be opening soon, so stay tuned for another great opportunity!

SAVE THE DATE! join us in Leavenworth, Washington for the upcoming PNWD-IAI Educational Conference occuring June 8th-11th, 2020. Don’t forget to pack your lederhosen!

We will have a PHOTO CONTEST in Leavenworth, so start setting aside photos for the forensic or creative categories!

Our first ever Special Research Project was a huge success! Start brainstorming now for next year and submit ideas through the website.

Our new website design is shaping up; feel free to check out all of the new pages, options, and photos that will be posted in the coming months!

The Newsletter Archive has been updated to include past editions of the Examiner newsletter. Visit the Newsletters area now to view them.

Check out our new Employment page for forensic related job postings in the Pacific Northwest region. Follow the link on the employment page for more information.

Our association is transitioning to e-voting in 2020, so please ensure your email is up-to-date! Future elections will occur through email and we don’t want you to miss out.

The newly enacted 2019 Constitution and By Laws is now posted on the Membership page.

Are you an aspiring future PNWDIAI Board Member? Visit our Board/Committee page for details on position openings and for instructions on how to promote your interest with the membership!

Don’t miss out on t-shirts, coins, and NEW STICKERS with the fancy new PNWDIAI logo. You can now purchase online throughout the year. Get them while supplies last!!

Interested in sharing a study, case highlights, successes, or thought-provoking examination you have come across? Keep our membership informed about all of the fantastic things you are all doing on a daily basis by becoming a featured author in The Examiner. Visit our Newsletter page for submission details.