New Member Forms
MAAFS would love you have you as a new member. The Application Fee is $10. You must have attended a MAAFS Business Meeting within the past 4 years for Regular Membership. For Student Membership, you must be attending an accredited college or university in a forensic program. To apply, please have handy an updated CV, a transcript listing your forensic or natural science coursework (unofficial is acceptable), and your completed Membership Proposal Form, completed by 2 MAAFS members.
Current students enrolled in an accredited college or university within the MAAFS Region can apply for a $1,000 scholarship. They must present a paper explaining their forensic research at the Annual Meeting. Current Student Members will be given first preference. Applications are due by March 1st.
Membership Change Forms
Distinguished Member: To apply for Distinguished membership, you must first obtain 15 points related to your MAAFS Membership:
5 points: Serving as an officer.
4 points: Serving as chair of an annual meeting.
3 points: Serving on the Meeting Planning Committee. Organizing a training and education workshop (held at a time other than the annual meeting).
2 points: Presentation at a training and education workshop (either at the annual meeting or another time), presentation of a paper at an annual meeting, or serving on a committee
1 point: Attendance at a MAAFS annual meeting, including the business meeting (5 points maximum).
Retired Member: To apply for Retired Membership, you must have been a member in good standing for 5 years and retired from full-time work.
All MAAFS members in good standing can apply for a Professional Development Award, to attend training, including MAAFS Meetings. The training must be forensic in nature. Preference will be given to those members who are active in MAAFS.
American Board of Criminalistics (ABC)
Free Exam Application
MAAFS Service Awards
Distinguished Service Award Form: To nominate a MAAFS member in good standing whose actions have resulted in marked improvement in the quality, recognition, or acceptance of MAAFS.
Forensic Scientist of the Year Award Form: To nominate a MAAFS member in good standing who has developed a method or methods which greatly improve the capability or accuracy of forensic science analyses or examinations. Or, a member in good standing whose actions have resulted in marked improvement in the quality, recognition, or acceptance in the forensic science community.
New Forensic Scientist Award Form: To nominate a MAAFS member in good standing who has less than five years experience in forensic science and who demonstrates a high level of motivation and contribution to forensic science.