Membership

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Membership Types:

Active Membership
The Active Membership of the Division shall consist of persons actively engaged in the science of forensic identification, forensic investigation, and the scientific examination of physical evidence, and their Unit, Section, Bureau, Division, and Department Heads. Provided, however the foregoing persons are bona fide employees of, and who receive salaries from National, State, County, or Municipal governments, or some subdivision thereof. No member shall lose her/his status because of retirement or change of position, so long as she/he shall remain in good standing.

Associate Membership
Associate Membership in the Division shall be restricted to reputable persons, wholly, or partially engaged in any of the various phases of forensic identification, forensic investigation, forensic education, and the scientific examination of physical evidence who are not qualified for Active Membership. Associate members shall in all aspects be subject to the same rules, fees and charges as Active Members and shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges, to include election to Offices of the Division, with the exceptions of President and Vice-President. When applying for Associate Membership, the applicant must state the area that he/she is engaged within the various phases of forensic identification, forensic investigation, forensic education, and the scientific examination of physical evidence. Admission to Associate Membership will be on the basis of this statement. The applicant must be sponsored by an Active Member in good standing. The Board of Directors has the final approval on all membership applicants.

Student Membership
Student membership shall be restricted to reputable persons, wholly, or partially engaged in any of the various phases of forensic identification, forensic investigation, forensic education, and the scientific examination of physical evidence who are not qualified for Active Membership or Associate membership, and are students at a college or university, and are engaged in the study of forensic identification, forensic investigation, forensic education, or the scientific examination of physical evidence. Student members shall in all aspects be subject to the same rules, fees and charges as Active Members and shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges, to exclude election to Offices of the NEIAI.

Lifetime Membership
Lifetime membership in the NEIAI shall be an automatic nomination for all Past Presidents of the NEIAI. Other members in good standing may be granted lifetime membership based upon a nomination and majority vote of members present at the annual business meeting of the NEIAI.