FAQ

Q.       What is the difference between handwriting analysis (graphology) and forensic         handwriting examination?

A.  Handwriting Analysis assesses personality and character while forensic handwriting examination assesses whether a document is genuine or not and has nothing to do with the assessment of personality.

The Study of Handwriting

The Study of Handwriting

Q.     How long is the training for handwriting analysis for personality profiling?

A.     Approximately 3 years

Q.   How long is the training for forensic handwriting examiners?

A.   Approximately 3 years

Q.   Is the training for handwriting analysis for personality profiling, the same as for forensic handwriting examination?

A.   No, the training is very different

Q.   Who is the regulatory body for handwriting examination in South Africa?

A.   Currently, there is no regulatory body anywhere in the world.  There are associations such    as APHESA which is trying to regulate the standard of these fields of study

Q.  What type of handwriting examiner do I need to contact if I need to have signatures examined?

A.  Forensic Handwriting Examiner