Forensic Accreditation

The laboratories and disciplines that make up the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Forensic Services are accredited and certified under some of the most stringent standards available. Please click on sections below to learn about each of the sets of external standards we comply with in order to ensure and demonstrate the quality of our analysis. 

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Forensic Services' four laboratories are accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Accreditation is based on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards and the ANAB Forensic Science Testing and Calibration supplemental requirements. 

Our current certificate and scope documents can be found here

Our toxicology labs maintain Colorado State certification from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) to perform toxicology testing in the following categories: Blood Alcohol, Blood Drug, Urine Drug, and Post Mortem. 


Our current certification can be found here

Additionally, the DNA sections of our labs are inspected and held to the FBI's 2020 Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Casework and Databasing Laboratories.  


Information about the standards can be found here