MEMBERSHIP

The Society is composed of crime laboratory directors, managers and supervisors from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, China, Costa Rica, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, England, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and Australia. The membership consists of biologists, chemists, document examiners, physicists, toxicologists, educators, instructors and law enforcement officers whose major function is the management of a crime laboratory.

Membership in ASCLD has numerous benefits including networking opportunities with leaders in the forensic space, information exchange between laboratory managers online or at the annual symposium, access to the member site which includes research and file sharing resources, subscription to “Forensic Science Policy and Management Journal,” the official journal of ASCLD, and the latest news and updates in the industry via the weekly Crime Lab Minute newsletter and the annual Executive Education Digest.

Regular Member

Regular membership is open to all individuals whose major duties include the management or direction of a crime laboratory, a branch crime laboratory, or a crime laboratory system. Regular members are eligible to vote on association business and run for the board of directors.

The annual Regular Membership fee is $140.

To apply for regular membership, complete the following form and return it to the ASCLD office by February 1 along with the two (2) required letters of recommendation and membership application fee.

Regular Membership Application


Retired Member

Retired membership is open to all individuals who have been regular members in good standing for at least five years, and who are no longer eligible for regular membership for reasons such as retirement, change in responsibilities, or promotion.

The annual Retired Membership fee is $75.

To apply for retired membership, complete the following form and return it to the ASCLD office by February 1 along with the membership application fee.

Retired Membership Application


Academic Affiliate Member

Academic Affiliate Membership is open to all individuals who are Educators and/or Instructors of Forensic Science currently employed by an institution of Higher Learning or Public Law Enforcement Training Academy.

The annual Academic Affiliate Membership fee is $115.

To apply for academic affiliate membership, complete the following form and return it to the ASCLD office by February 1 along with the sponsorship form and membership application fee.

Academic Affiliate Membership Application