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TEST INFORMATION
TEST DESCRIPTION
Each test contains 4 parts:
  1. Pattern recognition (at least 20 images).
  2. Pre-sentencing packet (3 known tenprint cards).
  3. Known tenprint card to unknown inked impression.
  4. AFIS side by side comparison.
TESTING 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 answers and comments. Test answers 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 TYPES & PRICING
ONLINE DOWNLOAD - $325.00
For those of you who prefer to save a few trees and a few bucks, you may now choose to receive your proficiency test via “Online Download”. This option not only eliminates the use of costly photo paper and DVDs, but it also eliminates shipping cost. Our cost saving allows us to pass cost savings on to you!

HOW IT WORKS: Purchase your downloadable proficiency test and we will send you an email on distribution day with login credentials and download instructions. Simply, login to our secure download portal where you will find test materials required to complete your Tenprint Proficiency Tests.
HARD COPY PHOTO PRINTS - $350.00
DIGITAL IMAGES ON DVD DISC - $350.00
COMBO - HARD COPY AND DIGITAL DVD DISC - $375.00
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 DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY.
  • THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN COMPRESSED FOR EASY WEB DOWNLOAD.
  • IMAGES CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE NOT COMPARISON QUALITY IMAGES AND DO NOT ACURATLEY REPRESENT RS&A PRODUCTION TEST IMAGES.
  • REPORTS AND REPORT DATA CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE FOR SAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY.
IN THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL FIND:
  • Instruction sheet.
  • Sample test images.
  • Manufacturer report.
  • Individual report.
  • Advanced summary report.
TEST CYCLES & IMPORTANT DATES

Spring 2019 Test Number:
19201
Test Cycle Status:
COMPLETE
Enrollment Deadline:
March 4, 2019
Projected Test Distribution:
March 18, 2019
Results Entry Deadline:
May 20, 2019
Manufacturer's Information Report:
Individual Report:
Early June
Summary Report Publication:



Spring 2019 Test Number:
20201
Test Cycle Status:
Open Enrollment
Enrollment Deadline:
March 2, 2020
Projected Test Distribution:
March 16, 2020
Results Entry Deadline:
June 2, 2020
Manufacturer's Information Report:
Late June
Individual Report:
Early July
Summary Report Publication:
Mid July


Spring 2019 Test Number:
21201
Test Cycle Status:
Open Enrollment
Enrollment Deadline:
March 1, 2021
Projected Test Distribution:
March 15, 2021
Results Entry Deadline:
June 7, 2021
Manufacturer's Information Report:
Late June
Individual Report:
Early July
Summary Report Publication:
Mid July


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