If you are applying for the first time as a member of the California State Division of the IAI, please fill out the correct form. Sending in the incorrect form will delay your acceptance into the organization.
You will need to print, fill out, and either mail or scan and email the “Application” to:
CSDIAI Secretary Treasurer
PO Box 299
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
Renewal Notices/Invoices are for current members only. Form (pdf)
If you are renewing your membership, make sure that your agency mails the check to the correct address. The Roseville address is no longer valid, and they are no longer forwarding mail that is sent to that PO Box.
If you are paying with PayPal, scan and email your renewal form if there are any changes in your personal or professional information. Several members have not updated their email, and their email addresses are no longer valid. If you pay for someone else with PayPal, email that information also.
The membership of this Association shall consist of Life Members, Active Members, Associate Members, Student Members, and Honorary Members.
The Active Membership of this Association should be those persons actively engaged as an examiner, analyst, practitioner or supervisor in the forensic sciences, whose membership has been approved and whose annual dues have been paid as required by the CSD IAI. Active Members shall not lose their status because of retirement or change of position, so long as they remain members of the CSD IAI. Active Members may hold office. Active Members shall be entitled to one (1) vote with respect to each matter presented to the membership of the CSD IAI for a vote, shall be provided access to the CSD IAI Membership Directory, and each of the issues of official CSD IAI publications. The annual dues for Active Members shall be set forth in the Association Bylaws.
Application for Active Membership
All reputable persons wholly engaged in any of the various phases of the science of identification or investigation and who are not qualified for Active Membership are eligible to become Associate Members. They shall in all respects be subject to the same rights and privileges as Active Members except that they shall be eligible to hold only the office of Director.
Application for Associate Membership
Student Membership shall consist of all persons enrolled as a student in an accredited college or university, who are majoring in a law enforcement or forensic science related field. Students, who graduate and become employed in law enforcement in a forensic specialty, may transfer their membership to Active or Associate status.
Student Members shall in all respects be subject to the same rights and privileges as Active Members, except that they shall not have the right to vote nor be eligible to hold any elected or appointed office of this Association.
A Student Membership will terminate at the end of the third calendar year in which they graduate or upon request for transfer to an Active or Associate Membership.
Student members can remain in the organization for 3 years after completion of their Forensic Program, and or college graduation. After that time, they can only remain a member if employed in a Law Enforcement, and/or Forensic Specialty organization.
Application for Student Membership
Honorary Members of this Association shall consist of persons who have performed some particular service for the Association or who have in some way done some conspicuous thing for law enforcement. Such person or persons, upon motion of any member in good standing, may be elected to Honorary Membership for a period of one year. Honorary Members are excused from the payment of dues and assessments and shall not be eligible to vote or hold office.