The FCOM PT Scheme takes place in April each year. During each round you can also apply to take part in our Competency Testing Scheme which is an abridged version of the FCOM PT scheme and tests individual competency rather than processes.


The FCOM PT Scheme assesses your ability to analyse, compare, evaluate and result fingerprints/pams as well as your full end to end processes from receipt of samples to reporting results. Plantar marks can also be assessed on request


Proficiency Test Scheme Timetable (FCOM)




FCOM Competency



If you would like more information on the FCOM PT and/or Competency Test Schemes please contact Luke Mcgarr at proficiency.testing@forensic-focus.co.uk or call 07877 982049


If you would like to apply for the this years schemes, please complete the FCOM application form which can be downloaded from the link below.


FCOM PT Scheme Application Form 

FCOM Application Form
Form 21a FCOM PT Scheme Application Form[...]
Microsoft Word document [44.8 KB]

Forensic Focus successfully becomes a registered Trade Mark

Forensic Focus is now a registered trade mark. This became effective as of 27/02/21 and was entered in the register on 16/07/2121 and

entered in
the register

Forensic Focus Retain Their Place on Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Procurement Framework

In April 2020 Forensic Focus successfully bid for and retained thier place on the Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Procurement Framework and in doing so extended the number of LOTs they are able to bid for.

Proficiency Test Accreditation Extended for Indanedione

In 2019 Forensic Focus Limited successfully extended its ISO17043 Proficiency Testing Accreditation to include Indanedione

Forensic Focus Win Place on Two Further Training & Development Frameworks

In 2017 we successfully won places on a further two training and development frameworks; one for councils and emegency services in Yorkshire and the other for all councils in Scotland.

Proficiency Testing Accreditation Extended for Fingerprint Comparison

In 2017 Forensic Focus extended their accredited Proficiency Testing Portfolio by successfully extending our scope to encompas fingerprint comparison

For more information about our Proficiency Test Schemes please click the following link.

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Contact and Appointments

Please contact us on the following phone number with any questions or to make an appointment:


07816 168759 (Dr Karen Stow)


or if calling us from overseas:  +44 07816 168759


Please also use our contact form.