The Kentucky Board of Medical Examiners

Career Development Program

The Career Development Program was initiated by the Kentucky Coroners Association in order to reward the professional development made by its member coroners. Formal recognition will be made at three specific levels of achievement, and is based on increasing levels of education, specialized training, forensic experience, and years of membership in the Association.

Approval of the participants receiving formal recognition of each award will be made by the Credentials Committee of the Kentucky Medical Examiners Advisory Commission.

BASIC CORONER AWARD

The requirements of the BASIC level of achievement will consist of the following:

  • Certification from the Department of Criminal Justice Training indicating the participant's completion of the Coroners 40 hour Basic Course.
  • A statement from the Coroner indicating that the participant has completed one (1) year of service.
  • A copy of the Participant's current Kentucky State Coroners Association membership card.
ADVANCED CORONER AWARD

The requirements of the ADVANCED level of achievement will consist of the BASIC requirements plus the following:

  • Certification from the Department of Criminal Justice Training indicating the participant's completion of the five (5) core career coroners courses.
           1. Coroner's Office Administration
           2. Basic Mass Fatality Planning
           3. Three (3) other in-service courses of your choice
           4. 
    Must attend one (1) Coroners Conference for credit
            
  • A statement from the Coroner that the participant has completed six (6) years of service.
  • A statement from the Executive Secretary of the Kentucky State Coroner's Association that the participant has been a member of the association for at least three (3) years.
MASTER CORONER AWARD

The Association's highest professional development symbol of achievement. The requirements of the MASTER CORONER award will consist of the ADVANCED requirements plus the following:

  • A typed or printed list of at least 300 postmortem examinations that the participant has assisted in performing. The list must include the following:
           1. Name of the Deceased
           2. Date postmortem examination initiated
           3. Determined cause and manner of death
  • A statement from the Coroner that the participant has completed twelve (12) years of service.
  • A statement from the Executive Secretary of the Kentucky State Coroner's Association that the participant has been a member of the association for at least eight (8) years.
  • Must attend two (2) Coroner's Conferences for credit in 12 years.

 

All information must be submitted to:
Brian L. Ritchie, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 730
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342

 

Last Updated 6/12/2008