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. IADE recognizes certification from selected other organizations that have provided certification through testing and that are currently active organizations.

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

The members of IADE have undertaken the task of writing An Encyclopedia of Document Examination that will be published on our website.


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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IADE's most recent professional development workshop and seminar was a Webinar held on August 24 and 25, 2018:

Learn more about the 2016 Workshop


Under the Microscope,
the IADE Newsletter:

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The Scientific Journal of the IADE:

Learn more about the IADE Journal