Texas Forensic Science Commission was established in May 2005 by the Texas Legislature as follows on their website, “Under its enabling legislation, the Commission is required to investigate allegations of professional negligence or professional misconduct that would substantially affect the integrity of the results of a forensic analysis conducted by an accredited laboratory. The Legislature also requires the Commission to develop and implement a reporting system through which accredited laboratories may report professional negligence or misconduct.”
As of 1 January 2019, the Texas Forensic Science Commission established course requirements for anyone seeking employment in a forensic laboratory in Texas. The course requirements can be located at the following website. It is important to recognize the FEPAC accredited Science Track of the Forensic & Investigative Sciences Program at Texas A&M University meets these course requirements for individuals seeking employment in areas, such as seized drugs, toxicology, interpretive, forensic biology, firearms/toolmarks, and trace. The pre-law track in the Forensic & Investigative Sciences Program is not accredited by FEPAC and does not meet the commission coursework requirements for those seeking employment in a forensic laboratory in the State of Texas.