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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 provides 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

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!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Western States Joint Conference! The conference will be held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in fabulous Las Vegas, NV. Dates for the conference are April 30-May 4th, 2018. Check the Conference page for links and more information.  We hope to see you there!

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. NEW JOB POSTING! – Forensic Unit Supervisor – Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Follow the link on the employment page for more information.

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