For the 2019 round of FAII certification of practitioners submission of application forms and all associated documentation should be made by 31st January 2019
In the new examination format candidates have a choice of two pathways:
i. For candidates submitting to the curriculum mapping exercise or a portfolio of casework:
31st March 2019 – Closing date for submission of documentation
ii. For candidates undertaking the written examination on the RAI forensic anthropology curriculum:
June 2019 – Written examination
All candidates will take a practical examination, to be held on the same day and in the same place as the written examination (June 2019). The exact date in June will be confirmed by 31st March 2019, as this will be determined by a search to find the most convenient date for the candidates and examiners.  The examinations will be held in London unless all candidates come from another region.

Please use this application form and consult the Guidance for Candidates to FAIIFurther information is provided in the Examination Procedures

To be eligible for the FAII examination, all applicants must be Fellows of the RAI. Information about joining the RAI can be found on the Joining page.

Any queries on the application process should be addressed to the examination board via  All email correspondence sent to the RAI for this examination must have "Forensic Anthropology Level II examination" in the subject heading.

The fee for the FAII examination is £200. Candidates will be invoiced on submission of application, which should be sent to

Applicants are advised to also consult the Practitioner Levels, Code of Practice and CPD documents. A range of documentation on the roles and responsibilities of the expert witness and the UK criminal justice systems is available on the BAFA website but this must not be considered to be the full extent of information required for examination purposes.

FAII candidates who elect to undertake Part 1 of the exam - demonstrating theoretical knowledge - via pathway A (simple mapping exercise of the curriculum of the candidates MSc topics against the required RAI Forensic anthropology curriculum or a portfolio submission) should consult the FA curriculum document, and use this form to narrate their evidence of satisfying the forensic anthropology curriculum.