The International Association of Document Examiners (IADE)

The purpose of the organization is to provide continuous education to document examiners, both students and professional members. We are the only open organization dedicated to approving and providing continuing education on an international level. We will also provide certification to those members who meet our qualifications.

The IADE was founded and incorporated on January 7, 2015 in Maryland by Katherine Koppenhaver. Kathy Carlson is the President of the organization. Beverley East is Vice-President, Beth Chrisman is Secretary and William Smith is Treasurer.


Learn more about IADE's membership qualifications and benefits, including certification:

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Continuing Education

Weekly classes taught by Kathie Koppenhaver:

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Quarterly Zoom classes taught by Kathy Carlson:

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Our last interactive seminar and workshop webinar was held September 13-15, 2021.

September 2020 Webinar


Under the Microscope,
the IADE Newsletter:

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The Scientific Journal of the IADE:

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