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TEST INFORMATION
TEST DESCRIPTION
  • Each test contains at least 3 items of evidence to process.
  • Items of evidence may be pourous and/or non-pourous items.
  • Participant results can be one of two results:
    • Ridge Detail Developed
    • No Ridge Detail Developed
  • Participants are required to submit a photo of any ridge detail developed. Photos do not have to be comparison quality. Use a cell phone
TEST PROCESS
STEP 1 - COMPLETE YOUR PROFICIENCY TEST WITHIN THE TIME GIVEN
STEP 2 - ENTER YOUR RESULTS IN OUR ONLINE RESULTS ENTRY PORTAL
Each proficiency test participant will be issued a unique web code and password to access our easy answer submission portal. Once logged into the portal, you will be asked to complete a simple survey. This information will be used to create our Advanced Results Summary Report. When finished with the simple survey, you will then provide your test results and comments. Test results are entered using simple dropdown boxes which can be saved for a later submission or submited to RS&A.
STEP 3 - MANUFACTURER'S REPORT PUBLISHED ONLINE
STEP 4 - INDIVIDUAL RESULTS WILL BE EMAILED TO THE POINT OF CONTACT
STEP 5 - SUMMARY RESULTS PUBLICATION WILL BE POSTED ONLINE
RS&A is committed to constantly improving and offering high quality forensic related products and services. Our commitment is especially important in the field of proficiency testing. We are keenly aware that the results of published Proficiency Testing Results can either be used properly, misused by naysayers of the impression evidence sciences, or sometimes even used as a tool for the defense bar to attack unsuspecting forensic identification specialists.

We believe the most prevalent problem that has existed for much too long is the lack of pertinent data to accompany the raw proficiency test results. Without knowing about the test participant's credentials, experience, and their agency's processes when completing purchased proficiency tests, the published test results are worse than having none at all. It is only through a review of the test results, in relation to the information about the participant and their agency, that the published results can become accurate and truly representative.

Therefore, before submitting your test answers, you will be required to complete a simple online survey. The data we have asked you to provide, in conjunction with the other participants, will enable RS&A to provide the forensic identification industry what they have needed for so long.

Regardless of the results, we will know that the published data is not only accurate but truly meaningful.
MEDIA TYPE & PRICE
LATENT PRINT PROCESSING PT - $350.00
Due to the nature and contents of the test. We only offer one media type in the discipline of Latent Print Processing.
PAYMENT & SHIPPING
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS

RS&A understands the unique finance and budget requirements of State and Federal Agencies. We offer flexible payment options to help make your proficiency test purchases easier. If you have unique changes or special needs, contact us and we will work out a custom solution to your unique problem.

Payment options:
1. Credit card
2. Purchase order
3. Check by mail
4. International Bank Wire Transfer (DOWNLOAD RS&A BANK WIRE TRANSFER INFORMATION)

NOTE: International Bank Wire Transfer fees range from $50 USD to $75 USD depending on the country. For all orders paid using a Bank Wire Transfer payment method, the client will be charged a flat $50 USD banking fee. This fee is charged to RS&A by the bank for processing the international payment. Once your order has been submitted, you will receive an order confirmation email and an additional email which will contain an updated invoice cost and all the banking information necessary to complete your bank wire transfer.
SHIPPING
  • United States = Free Shipping!
  • North American (Canada & Mexico) = $25.00 flat rate shipping
  • All Other Continents = $50.00 flat rate shipping
Shipping charges are applied during checkout.

Avoid all shipping charges by choosing an online download option when available!
DOWNLOAD A TEST SAMPLE
  • This sample document is for test demonstrations purposes only.
  • This sample document has been compressed for easy and quick online download.
  • Images included in this sample document are used to show what is included in a typical LP Processing PT. Packaging stays the same, but the items will differ from test to test.
  • Reports and report data cotnained in the sample document are for demonstration purposes only.
In this document you will find:
  • Instruction sheet.
  • Test images.
  • Manufacturer report.
  • Individual report.
  • Advanced summary report.
TEST CYCLES & DATES
Fall 2019 Test Number:
19502
Test Cycle Status:
Open for Enrollment
Enrollment Deadline:
July 29, 2019
Projected Test Distribution:
August 26, 2019
Results Entry Deadline:
September 30, 2019
Manufacturer's Information Report:
Individual Report:
Early November
Summary Report Publication:

Spring 2019 Test Number:
20501
Test Cycle Status:
Open for Enrollment
Enrollment Deadline:
January 27, 2020
Projected Test Distribution:
March 9, 2020
Results Entry Deadline:
April 20, 2020
Manufacturer's Information Report:
Early May
Individual Report:
Mid May
Summary Report Publication:
Early June

Fall 2019 Test Number:
20502
Test Cycle Status:
Open for Enrollment
Enrollment Deadline:
July 27, 2020
Projected Test Distribution:
September 7, 2020
Results Entry Deadline:
October 19, 2020
Manufacturer's Information Report:
Early November
Individual Report:
Mid November
Summary Report Publication:
Late November

Spring 2019 Test Number:
21501
Test Cycle Status:
Open for Enrollment
Enrollment Deadline:
January 25, 2021
Projected Test Distribution:
March 8, 2021
Results Entry Deadline:
April 19, 2021
Manufacturer's Information Report:
Early May
Individual Report:
Mid May
Summary Report Publication:
Late May

Fall 2019 Test Number:
21502
Test Cycle Status:
Open for Enrollment
Enrollment Deadline:
July 26, 2021
Projected Test Distribution:
September 6, 2021
Results Entry Deadline:
October 18, 2021
Manufacturer's Information Report:
Early November
Individual Report:
Mid November
Summary Report Publication:
Late November



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