FFSSoc - Fellow
Fellowship of the FSSoc is only available to those who can demonstrate outstanding achievements in the forensic science or closely related disciplines. Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominals 'FFSSoc'.
Fellowship is the most distinguished category of professional membership and is reserved for those individuals whose qualifications and/or experience are considered to be exceptional, and/or they have made a significant contribution to their relevant area of forensic practice. Over the course of their career, Fellows will have realised a high level of achievement and provided outstanding contribution to their profession. Applicants must seek to establish in their application their acheivements and responsibilities above and beyond that expected of a career professional.
Applicants are expected to satisfy one or more of the following criteria with regards to academic qualifications:
Hold an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a recognised institution in science or other subject related to the practice of forensic science.
Applicants holding appropriate national qualifications (such as HND, crime scene diplomas, Forensic Science Society diplomas etc) in subjects relevant to forensic science practice.
Applicants having relevant qualifications or experience as deemed acceptable by the Council of the Forensic Science Society.
Applicants are expected to satisfy one or more of the following criteria with regards to operational experience:
An individual who has achieved distinction in forensic science and related areas over a significant period
This may include:
Extensive casework experience.
Significant contribution to research and development.
Significant contribution to policy or practice.
Extensive peer recognition.
Has gained offices of distinction eg, in the Society or other professional bodies, committees etc.
Fellowship of the FSSoc is only available to those who have been Professional members for at least three years and can demonstrate outstanding achievements in the forensic science or closely related disciplines.
Fellowship Fees and Benefits
For the current Fellow membership fee and the list of membership beneits, please consult the general FSSoc membership page.
Application to become a Fellow of the FSSoc
Applicants are required to:
1. Download and complete the application form
2. Produce a 500 word statement supporting their application
3. Produce a copy of their C.V.
4. Nominate two referees (ideally these will be members of the
FSSoc, but if this is not possible, references from suitable non
members may be accepted).
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.
Candidates who are unsuccessful in gaining Fellowship may be offered a different category of membership of the FSSoc (as a Professional of Affiliate Member) at the discretion of the Membershipo and Ethics Committee, until such times as they meet the criteria for Fellowship.
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.
Direct Debit Mandate