An audio forensic expert has classroom training, on the job experience and has testified in court. Even though not all audio forensic experts testify, having the knowledge skill and ability to perform scientific analysis of audio recordings is a qualification and requirement as an audio forensic expert.

The audio forensic expert has classroom training in digital signal processing in order to forensically enhance or authenticate an audio recording. The goal of the audio forensic expert is to help the Trier of Fact understand the relevance of an audio recording pertaining to a court case.