This membership class is designed for those who are embarking on a forensic career and those who simply have an interest in the subject.
Affiliate membership is open to those who are relatively new to a forensic career and therefore have not had the opportunity to gain the experience required for professional membership or individuals who are not pursuing a forensic career, but have an interest in the subject. Affiliates have full voting rights, may serve on Society Council, are subject to the Society Code of Conduct but are not entitled to use post-nominals indicating Society membership.
Applicants are expected to satisfy one or more of the following criteria with regards to academic qualifications;
Applicants holding an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a recognised institution in science or other subject related to the practice of forensic science.
Applicants having relevant qualifications or experience as deemed acceptable by the membership and ethics committee of the Forensic Science Society.
Applicants are not expected to have any occupational experience to be eligible for affiliate membership.
Affiliate Membership Fees and Benefits
For the current affiliate membership fee and the list of membership benefits, offers and services, please consult the general FSSoc membership page.
Application to become an affiliate member of the FSSoc
Applicants are required to:
1. Download and complete the application form
2. Ask two members of the Society to complete the nomination forms. However, if this is not possible references may be accepted from non-members.
Specific questions about membership can be directed to the Membership Secretary and the application documents should be sent to the Membership Secretary at the FSSoc Offices, along with any supporting documentation. Full details of the application requirements can be found on the application form.
In addition to the application form, we recommend you also complete and return a direct debit form, to ensure that future payment of FSSoc fees is quick and easy for you and also a gift aid form, that enables us as a charity to reclaim basic rate tax already paid on the donation from HM Revenue & Customs. The gift aid form does not affect your fees at all, and benefits the FSSoc and in turn, the FSSoc members.