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Benefits of MembershipMembership in the IAI provides the following important benefits for forensic science and law enforcement professionals:
- Public representation and serves as the focal point for public information concerning the forensic identification profession.
- Annual International Educational Conference, presented at a different site each year.
- Additional training and educational seminars offered throughout the year at many sites.
- Promotes accuracy, precision, and specificity in the forensic identification sciences.
- Membership qualifications ensure that only eligible individuals are admitted as members. Consequently, IAI membership substantiates professional competency and is widely recognized by courts and other domains as a sign of distinction in the area of forensic science.
- Authorized the use of the IAI logo on professional documents such as letterheads and business cards.
- The Journal of Forensic Identification (JFI), an internationally recognized quarterly scientific journal. The JFI includes articles by international authorities on original investigations, experiments, testing, and reviews in all branches of forensic identification.
- Personal contact with the most up-to-date, talented forensic identification specialists in the world through conferences, workshops, and seminars.
- Information on the latest decisions and other late-breaking items posted regularly to the IAI's web site.
- Employment announcements.
- An annually updated Membership Directory.
Membership dues cover the period between October 1st, of one year and September 30th, of the following year.
|Active and Associate||$80 Annually|
|Sustaining Active and Associate||$800 One Time Fee|
|International Special Circumstances Membership||$45 Annually|
Qualifications and Types of Membership
- Active Membership - Individuals must be actively engaged as an examiner, analyst, practitioner or supervisor in the forensic sciences. Active members do not lose their status because of retirement or change of position, so long as they remain in good standing, and they may hold office.
- Associate Membership - Individuals not qualified for Active Membership, including those employed in some aspect of forensic science and vendors to the forensic sciences. Associate Members have all the rights and privileges of Active Membership except holding presidential or vice-presidential offices.
- Student Membership - Available to college students enrolled full-time ( twelve  semester hours/credits or quarterly equivalent for undergraduate study, nine  semester hours/credits or quarterly equivalent for graduate study) at an accredited college with a major in a forensic science related field or law enforcement. In addition, student applicants must include a letter or transcript from their educational institution stating the number of credits currently being taken. The words "full-time student" will not suffice.
- International Special Circumstances Membership - The IAI will offer a Special Circumstances electronic membership to members that reside in a country where the Gross National Income (GNI) is determined to be less than US $15,000 annually per data published by the World Bank.