Welcome to the National Association of Document Examiners' web site. NADE was founded in 1979 to promote the interests of document examiners. NADE members come from all parts of the United States, as well as from other countries.


  • Interested in continuing education? NADE's 2024 Conference  will be held  in Brookfield (outside Milwaukee, WI) - Oct 4-7, 2024. 
  • Looking for a Document Examiner? Go to our Members Section.
  • Interested in joining NADE? See NADE Membership and Certification.
  • NADE does not endorse any specific training or educational program in document examination.
  • Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome your suggestions via e-mail or telephone. Contact NADE's President, Susan Abbey CDE.

     Services including

NADE members include private forensic handwriting or document examiners who may provide a variety of services:

  • Handwriting Identification
  • Deciphering Obliterations
  • Detecting Alterations
  • Investigating Line Sequence
  • Development of Indented Writing
  • Ink Differentiation
  • Examinations and Reports
  • Document Photography
  • Exhibit Preparation
  • Deposition and Court Testimony